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Fairfax County Supervisors to Mull Silver Line, Woodburn Replacement Tuesday

A public hearing on Phase 2 of Dulles Metrorail is set for 5 p.m. Tuesday, during board meeting in Fairfax.

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on the county’s role in Phase 2 of the Dulles Metrorail project at 5 p.m. Tuesday during their regularly scheduled meeting.

Fairfax County transportation officials to inform residents how the $2.7 billion project was being financed and to gather ideas for station names.

According to officials, Fairfax County will contribute anywhere from $900 million to $965 million for both phases of the construction.

On Tuesday, the board will cover the financing of the project, but station names, a popular topic in the Silver Line discussion, will not be part of the hearing. As of last week, 13,000 responses had been submitted to a survey seeking input on station names.

Also on the agenda, the board is expected to approve a resolution authorizing the sale of Fairfax County Economic Development authority bonds in an effort to replace the existing Woodburn Mental Health Center in Annandale and the construction of the Providence Community Center.

The board is expected to authorize the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority to loan nearly $3 million to Pathway Homes, a charitable organization that provides housing to adults with serious mental illnesses.

Click here for the full March 20 meeting agenda.

Terry Maynard March 19, 2012 at 05:56 PM
Several Reston area citizens commented on this same article over the weekend when it appeared on the Reston Patch. Here is the link: http://reston.patch.com/articles/want-to-talk-metro-phase-2-meeting-monday
Ann March 20, 2012 at 03:19 AM
Thanks for the link.
Bob Bruhns March 20, 2012 at 01:27 PM
A remarkable underlying problem is that Dulles Rail Phase II costs TWO TIMES what it should - every applicable cost comparison I can find tells me this. Yet everybody from our business and political leaders to our media, are ignoring that with all of their might. Here is an incredible concept: maybe if Phase II did not cost TWO TIMES what it should cost, it might not be such a burden on our region. People need to ask our Supervisors why Dulles Rail Phase II costs two times as much per mile as it should; why our rail stations cost two times what they should; why the Phase II parking garages cost 1.7 times as much as they should. Rail will come, but this plan for Dulles Rail Phase II is a ripoff, and an insult to the intelligence of this region.

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