VA Transportation Secretary Hints At Federal Funds For Dulles Rail

Virginia Transportation Secretary Sean Connaughton offered the strongest indication yet that federal dollars will support the second phase of the $5.5 billion Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project.

“We’re working with [the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA)] and [Loudoun and Fairfax] counties on the TIFIA loan. We think that looks very, very promising,” Connaughton said at a Dulles Area Transportation Association (DATA) event in Herndon. “Also, we’re looking at some options at the state level about the opportunity we may have to put some additional money into the project.”

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