Campaign against Loudoun-$s for rail in Dulles Greenway corridor

June 24, 2012
By Peter Samuel

David LaRock of the Opt Out movement for the end of the line has a new presentation of the case for keeping rail out of the Dulles Greenway. The decision is up to Loudoun County commissioners who could vote on the issue within a month.

The group argues the list of potential harms and risk are substantial, but the benefit of opting out and allowing rail to come to Rt 28 (the edge of the county) is also substantial.

"Revenue is forecast to be $600 million over 25 years if the Board will just cash in the winning Opt Out Lottery ticket. You can finance a lot of progress with $600 million. The choice is obvious and this information will be made known to the public however the Board votes."

Their plan would complete the rail line to Dulles Airport but eliminate a stretch beyond in the median of the Dulles Greenway and two rail stations. Loudoun County commuters could access the rail line at the Airport or at VA28 just inside Fairfax County.

Fairfax County has voted support for their portion of Phase 2 of the rail project which will be located in the median of the Dulles Toll Road and largely financed with those toll revenues - the project sponsor the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority hopes.

http://loudounoptout.blogspot.com/2012/06/600-million-bonus-if-loudoun-opts-out.html

also Gabriel Roth writing for the Jefferson Policy Journal:

http://www.jeffersonpolicyjournal.com/?p=2512

TOLLROADSnews 2012-06-24

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