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The Airports Authority board has decided to install a Metro station underground at Dulles International Airport.
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The Airports Authority board has decided to install a Metro station underground at Dulles International Airport.

There's a lot of debate in Virginia about whether the planned Metro station at Dulles Airport should be above ground or underground. An underground station would be more convenient, but also much more expensive. Local officials are deeply divided on what should be done and are tossing attacks and counterattacks back and forth in the media. We sit down with transportation reporter David Schultz and get to the root of the issue.

[Music: "A to B" by The Futureheads from The Futureheads / "Air Traffic" by Owl City from Maybe I'm Dreaming]

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