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Topic - Scott York
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.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Wednesday directed airport officials and elected leaders to spend a month trying to reach a compromise in an ongoing dispute over a planned Metrorail station at Washington Dulles International Airport.
"We just don't have the capacity to guarantee the construction of the garages," Mr. York told The Times. "Having said that, we are talking with the state right now."
"I hope MWAA will start taking this stuff seriously and understand why the funding partners are where they are and understand the aerial station is not inconvenient to passengers," said Mr. York, an independent. "Most importantly, Loudoun and Fairfax County are not cash cows for MWAA."