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  • An above-ground Metrorail station at Washington Dulles International Airport would be located here, outside Daily Garage 1, at the airport in Chantilly, Va. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    Airports board approves above-ground Dulles Metro station

    The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Board on Wednesday reversed its controversial April decision to build an underground Metrorail station at Washington Dulles International Airport after months of political pressure from state and local officials who supported a less expensive approach.


  • **FILE** A Metrorail train of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Associated Press)

    Airports authority to reconsider vote for underground Dulles Metro

    When Virginia decided to hand over control of the Dulles Metrorail project to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority in 2006, the intention was to create a more cost-effective, better-managed project protected by the unelected board from fickle political winds.


  • Metro General Manager Richard Sarles declined to say Thursday whether he prefers the design for an underground rail station at Washington Dulles International Airport or a cheaper above-ground alternative. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    Officials diplomatic toward Dulles Metro

    Metro officials avoided taking sides Thursday over a compromise proposal to move a planned underground rail station at Washington Dulles International Airport above ground to save money, but board members warned the final choice should not be at the expense of transit or customer service.


  • City State: Morning Roundup

    Pressure mounts on airports authority over Dulles Metro station; Warner, Webb introduce bill to lift drilling moratorium; Redistricting work begins in Maryland; Attacker on B-W Parkway remains at large; O'Donnell PAC took in $1.4 million from major donors in 2nd quarter; Virginia Democrats meet next week for elections; Cuccinelli gives opinion on University of Virginia's firearms policy.


  • ASSOCIATED PRESS
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood issued cost-cutting recommendations for the new Dulles Metrorail station in a July 3 memo that include building a cheaper above-ground alternative. Mr. Lahood's suggestions would pull the cost from an expected $3.8 billion to $2.7 billion.

    Pressure mounts to revisit Dulles Metro decision

    The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is facing mounting pressure to revisit its decision in favor of an underground Metro station at Washington Dulles International Airport, after U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood issued cost-cutting recommendations that include building a cheaper above-ground alternative.


  • Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood (left), seen here in April with Sen. Christopher J. Dodd, Connecticut Democrat, get off an Amtrak train in Hartford, Conn. Mr. LaHood said Thursday he was reallocating $1.2 billion in federal rail-project funds turned down by two states. (Associated Press)

    EDITORIAL: Fiscal responsibility derailed

    President Obama either doesn't realize a debt crisis is looming, or he just doesn't care. Yesterday, he dispatched his transportation chief, Ray LaHood, to herald the expenditure of another $2 billion on "high-speed" rail. This reckless profligacy has the country on a one-way track to the poorhouse.


  • ** FILE ** Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez, File)

    Air controllers to get more rest between shifts

    The government said air traffic controllers would have more time to rest between shifts under new work rules announced Sunday, while Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood made clear he won't tolerate sleeping on duty despite studies and expert recommendations that suggest scheduled shut-eye can help combat fatigue.


  • **FILE** U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood (Associated Press)

    Inside Politics

    A Republican organization is scheduling a debate for GOP presidential candidates Oct. 18 in Las Vegas.


  • Scott

    Florida spurns federal funds for Tampa-Orlando rail link

    Florida's Republican Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday announced he will return $2.4 billion in federal funds for building a high-speed rail link between Tampa and Orlando — killing the project and setting off a bipartisan chorus of complaints from Sunshine State lawmakers on Capitol Hill.


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