The Federal Transit Administration is evaluating the project's cost effectiveness to determine whether it qualifies for $900 million in federal money. The agency has expressed concern about the estimated price tag of the project's 11.6-mile first phase, which has grown from $1.52 billion in December 2004 to as much as $2.7 billion.It's really a shame that that the Federal Transit Authority is doubting whether to give $900 million to a project that would well-serve the... Dulles airport employees? Fairfax Board of Supervisors Chairman Gerald E. Connolly has called this a "rehash of old issues" - we can only assume the Chairman is referring to the fact that Metro constantly ends up in the red. Here is more from Reason on transportation.
When Flying Out of Reagan Just Won't Do
The Washington Post reports that getting federal funding for a DC metro expansion isn't going as smoothly as had been planned. According to the Post: