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Posted at 6:00 PM ET, 12/13/2010

Meeting on funding Tysons roads

By Kafia A. Hosh
Kafia Hosh

The Metrorail extension to Loudoun County Airport, which includes four stops in Tysons Corner, is meant to reduce congestion in the traffic-choked job center. But in Tysons, officials say, the automobile will never become obsolete.

Fairfax County officials have estimated that hundreds of millions of dollars will be needed to build a new street grid and other road upgrades for people who will still travel cars. On Wednesday, the public can weigh in on the proposed funding methods, such as a countywide 4 percent meals tax or a special tax on non-residential landowners in Tysons.

In May, officials outlined a financing plan to help pay for the $646 million in expected road improvements needed to accommodate growth over the next 20 years. To pay for those upgrades, county officials devised a plan where the public would fund 67.5 percent of the cost, and the private sector 32.5 percent.

The meeting on funding will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in conference rooms 2 and 3 at the Fairfax County Government Center, located at 12000 Government Center Pkwy, Fairfax.

By Kafia A. Hosh  | December 13, 2010; 6:00 PM ET
Categories:  Northern Virginia, Silver Line, Tysons Corner  
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I love it. Once again, the developers are in the pockets of Fairfax County Officials. So developers, after straining the electric grid, straining the water system, and heaping in millions more pounds of concrete and steel, will get to walk away with 100% of the profits and the the public footing the bill. Time to start looking at the bank accounts of some of the planning officials. The great thing about this project is that the developers even managed to snow the envoronmental watch dogs who actually think that this project is wonderful. What happened to all those folks who were going to sell their cars and move into the beautiful, urban Tysons Town?


The meeting on funding will be held at 7 p.m. in conference rooms 2 and 3 at the Fairfax County Government Center, located at 12000 Government Center Pkwy, Fairfax.

Posted by: Terps85 | December 14, 2010 12:19 AM | Report abuse

Why is the state/VDOT not flowing down any federal formula funding?

Posted by: TheBoreaucrat | December 14, 2010 9:20 AM | Report abuse

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