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Tunnel Talk

We had a good discussion the Live Online session this afternoon, but as usual, I couldn't get to many of the questions that came in. Some people have very specific questions and I just don't know the answers off the top of my head.

There were some questions and comments about the rail to Dulles project, stimulated by the decision last week to abandon the idea of building a tunnel through Tysons Corner and instead construct an elevated railway.

One person asked me about the schedule for construction following that decision, so I checked with Post staff writer Alec MacGillis, who's been all over this story.

He said the ground breaking, which initially will mean moving utilities and some other work that's not very dramatic, is now scheduled for late next year. It has been pushed back partly because of the now-concluded tunnel debate. Under the current schedule, the rail extension through Tysons would be finished in 2012.

Some people on the chat commented that they don't care whether it's a tunnel or an elevated line, they just want the thing built.

By Robert Thomson  |  September 11, 2006; 2:50 PM ET
Categories:  Commuting , Metro , transit  
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