This issue is a clear indicator of which leaders are looking out for the taxpayers.
Friday, February 17, 2012, Wolf said, “...the thing’s gone south.” Decisions are made in executive session. There’s no transparency. Its membership (Airports Authority) is no longer dominated by long-time Northern Virginians. The panel's decision to build the Dulles Metro Station underground, adding $300 million to the project, almost killed funding for Dulles Rail Phase II — until it was overturned under pressure. That’s why, Wolf said, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s inspector general has 13 staffers working on an MWAA audit that he (Wolf) requested. “In the last four or five years, the thing just went astray,” he said. “Something’s gone wrong.” Congressman Frank Wolf
Delgaudio continued to voice his opposition to the entire rail project, calling it a
"failed economic model" that has not limit to its costs. "You're making the people who drive cars to pay for your dreams. ... You impose on the people who drive cars this fantasy, which is unworkable and is only catering to the big developers."
Eugene Delgaudio, Loudoun County Supervisor
“Anytime a $6 billion public transit system generates more congestion on local roads, we see an abysmal failure,” Tammi Petrine, Reston 2020 committee
The Bill for Dulles Rail: $40 BILLION and Climbing. “Who's going to pay this stupendous sum? … You are.”
Barbara Hollingsworth, Washington Examiner
“I would oppose putting a single penny of state dollars to bail out Phase 2 …
It's a rip-off… an economic boondoggle."
Ken Cuccinelli, Attorney General, Commonwealth of Virginia
"No one can tell you with a straight face what the tolls may be... some people (are) predicting tolls of $10 to $20.”
"There are three certainties about Phase 2...It will bring higher density … higher tolls, and … higher operating expenses."
Tom Davis, Former U.S. Representative; Vice Chairman,
Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
"The project scope wasn't changed, nothing was reduced;
it just got pushed off to the counties."
Robert Clarke Brown, MWAA Board member
In 1984, politicians promised that once tolls had financed the construction of the Dulles Toll Road, it would be free. In 2000, taxpayers were told that Dulles Rail would cost no more than $1.9 billion. Now the costs are likely to exceed $40 billion … most of it coming from Toll Road drivers. http://washingtonexaminer.com/node/152001
Please help get Loudoun out of the Rail Boondoggle …
Before It’s Too Late!