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Va. Governor Weighs In On Dulles Metro Controversy

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The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority has decided to place a Metro station at Dulles Airport above ground, rather than below.
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The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority has decided to place a Metro station at Dulles Airport above ground, rather than below.

It's estimated that going ahead with a underground stop, instead of an above ground configuration, would increase the price of the project by more than $300 million.

McDonnell says taxpayers in Northern Virginia will bear the burden of the significant cost difference, which will make it difficult to achieve the Commonwealth's goal of reaching a total project cost close to the original $2.5 billion.

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