Board of Supervisors Holds Public Hearing on Dulles Rail Phase 2
March 20, 2012- Today, the Fairfax County Board of
Supervisors held a public hearing on Phase II of the Dulles Corridor
Metrorail Project. This public hearing marks the completion of a public
outreach program Fairfax County conducted in anticipation of a final vote
confirming our continued participation in the project. This outreach has
included a series of public meetings, online forums, and a hearing to
receive comments from the public. Additionally, Fairfax County has
solicited feedback on proposed station names along the Silver Line,
drawing some 13,000 responses from our online survey. At these events and
at online forums, Fairfax County has answered many questions about Phase
II of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project.
In addition to holding today’s public hearing, the Fairfax County Board
of Supervisors voted this morning in favor of a motion allowing an
additional 30 days of review for Loudoun County before a final vote on
participation in Phase II of the project. The Loudoun County Board of
Supervisors requested these extra days due to the turnover on their board
as a result of the November 2011 elections. Following today’s public
hearing, I moved to schedule Fairfax County’s vote on continued
participation in Phase II at the April 10th board meeting.
This month was a crucial time in the progression of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project. I am hopeful that we can move forward with a positive decision. Rail to Dulles remains my top transportation priority and I will continue to work to complete this project in a way that is affordable to our residents, commuters and corporate neighbors.
Chairman, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors