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The $5.5 Silver Line Metro rail project is the largest public transit project in the country. The rail line, when its first phase opens near the end of 2013, will permanently transform the face of the region by providing rail service to Dulles Airport and incentive for developers to build up the land around the future Metro stops, 11 in all between D.C. and Loudoun County, Virginia. The project has raised a range of issues, including the role of local governments to provide critical funds, organized labor and project costs, the wisdom of financing a rail line largely through toll road revenues, the relationship between land use and transit construction, and management problems at the agency overseeing the Silver Line. 

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