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Loudoun County Board Meeting Monday On Silver Line Funding

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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.

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