Dulles Metro Decision Upsets Politicians | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Dulles Metro Decision Upsets Politicians

Play associated audio
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority has decided to place a Metro station at Dulles Airport above ground, rather than below.
http://www.flickr.com/people/mpd01605/
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority has decided to place a Metro station at Dulles Airport above ground, rather than below.

The politicians don't like the Authority's decision to locate a Metro station at Dulles Airport underground. It will be convenient and close to the terminal, but it will also cost $300 million more than an above ground alternative.

"Well, I'm very disappointed that they chose the more expensive option," says Scott York, chairman of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors.

York says he's drafting a letter asking the Airports Authority to incur the extra $300 million itself instead of putting it on localities.

"And I feel that at the end of the day if this is the option they want to choose, then they ought to go ahead as an organization," he says. "The [Airports Authority] board needs to pay for it."

Virginia's Secretary of Transportation, Sean Connaughton, and Northern Virginia Rep. Frank Wolf are also criticizing the Authority's decision.

WAMU 88.5

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 29

This week you can see a jazz concert or check out an all-glass exhibit.

NPR

Sandwich Monday: The Korean Steak Sandwich

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a sandwich with a cult following. It's the Korean steak from Rhea's Market and Deli in San Francisco.
WAMU 88.5

Opening Statements Begin Tuesday Morning In McDonnell Trial

With jury selection completed on Monday, opening statements are expected this morning in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell.

NPR

Brothers Exploit Loopholes In Airbnb, Kickstarter

Two brothers rented a condo in Palm Springs and began claiming tenants' rights after 30 days, then threatened to sue the owner for negligence, claiming the tap water damaged their espresso machine.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.