From the Washington Post:
"The federal government will not fund the Metro extension to Dulles International Airport without drastic changes, officials said yesterday, effectively scuttling a $5 billion project planned for more than 40 years and widely considered crucial to the region's economic future.Jim Bacon at Bacon's Rebellion offers a few options.
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'The sheer number and magnitude of the current project's technical, financial and institutional risks and uncertainties are unprecedented,' Simpson wrote yesterday in a follow-up letter to Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine (D). 'I have serious concerns whether it would be appropriate to continue further investment.'"