Dear Loudoun Board of Supervisors,
I believe Supervisor Janet Clarke's letter to her constituents was very thorough, truthful and enlightening as to the politics of the Dulles Rail decision.
My position is:
Cost and Funding
- Determine real current and potential future costs.
- No tax or fee increase to the taxpayers.
- The ones with financial interest should pay.
June 4 meeting citizen input
- Ignore comments from those with a Financial Stake or Development Interest.
Toll increase on Dulles Toll Road (DTR) and Greenway
- The effect is more traffic on free roads.
The real transportation Issue is more traffic on free roads because of the toll increases. How are you addressing the real issue?
I am a Potomac Green resident. Mr. Williams is my supervisor. I believe there is no direct benefit to me as a result of rail to Loudoun. Currently, I do not use the DTR or Greenway because of the cost and will not in the future.
If the rail was going all the way to Leesburg, there might be a reasonable benefit to the County. But, it is only going 2 miles into the County and I believe the benefits to be very small compared to the cost now and in the future.
[Editor’s note: The Metro project will not impact tolls on the Dulles Greenway, which is privately owned. Dulles Toll Road tolls would be used to fund part of the project.]