WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Loudoun County Board Meeting Monday On Silver Line Funding

Play associated audio
A pig protesting Loudoun County's participation in the Dulles Rail project outside the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors meeting June 4.
Martin Di Caro
A pig protesting Loudoun County's participation in the Dulles Rail project outside the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors meeting June 4.

The fate of Phase 2 of the Silver Line rail project to Dulles Airport may start taking shape tonight at an important meeting in Loudoun County.

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors will hold their final work session Monday to weigh proposals to raise the $270 million that represents their commitment to the second half of the Silver Line project. One proposal, for instance, would create special tax districts near future Metro stops.

No matter the final decision, the board will not have enough time to actually implement a plan before the July 4 deadline for the county to either stay in the project or opt out. This is raising concerns among some taxpayers that they may eventually get stuck holding the bag.

At the very least, the board, which remains split over whether to opt-in to rail-to-Dulles altogether, might be able to offer the public a framework of how the county is going to finance Phase 2 for years to come.

NPR

Shante, He Stays: RuPaul Reflects On Decades Of Drag — And 2 Emmy Nominations

RuPaul is the most recognizable drag queen in America. His hit show, RuPaul's Drag Race is up for two Emmy Awards as it begins filming its ninth season. But drag, he says, will never be mainstream.
NPR

Food World Rallies For Quake-Hit Amatrice, Home Of Famous Pasta Dish

In Italy and the U.S., restaurants are pledging to use sales of Amatrice's signature dish, spaghetti all' amatriciana, to raise funds for the Italian town devastated by Wednesday's earthquake.
NPR

Former White House Doctor Outlines Gray Areas In Candidates' Health

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Rob Darling, a former White House physician, about how much voters have a right to know about the medical histories of presidential candidates.
NPR

WhatsApp Will Start Sharing Data, Including Phone Numbers, With Facebook

It will also test new ways for businesses to communicate with users on the app. The privacy policy changes mark the long-expected move by Facebook to begin making money from the free app.

Leave a Comment

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