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LaHood to Get Rail Honor

US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will receive award Tuesday from the Dulles Corridor Rail Association.

The Dulles Corridor Rail Association board of directors will present an award to US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood at its annual meeting Tuesday in Tysons Corner.

LaHood, who stepped in to form a compromise among stakeholders to reduce costs for the Silver Line's Phase 2 in 2011  and to keep Loudoun County from pulling out of the project in 2012, will also be the guest speaker at the event.
 
DCRA Chairman Del. Kenneth Plum and Vice Chairman Del. Tom Rust will present the award to the Secretary, according to a news release. Fairfax County Board Chairman Sharon Bulova will provide welcoming remarks.

The Silver Line Phase 1 is on schedule and more than 80 percent completed. It is scheduled to open in December 2013.

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Bob Bruhns December 14, 2012 at 09:57 PM
Mr. LaHood thinks this double-priced rail ripoff is so great, that it should be a model for similar projects across the country. Unfortunately, people actually fall for this nonsense - so the only thing that is likely to stop that from happening, is national bankruptcy, or maybe the sequestration that is cutting MAP-21 funding of Tifia loans, or Virginia's growing bipartsan unwillingness to waste money on this ripoff project. Look out, people - the money isn't coming, so you have to pay for this yourselves! Changes the whole picture, doesn't it. LaHood calls Metro's Silver Line model for the country WTOP, August 13, 2012 http://www.wtop.com/41/2991855/LaHood-calls-Metros-Silver-Line-model-for-the-country House Passes Continuing Resolution without MAP-21 Spending Levels AASHTO Journal, September 14, 2012 http://www.aashtojournal.org/Pages/091412HouseCR.aspx House Passes Continuing Resolution without MAP-21 Spending Levels Truckinginfo.com, September 18, 2012 http://www.truckinginfo.com/news/news-detail.asp?news_id=78052 Va. lawmakers turn cold shoulder to Fairfax transportation pleas Washington Examiner, December 11, 2012 http://washingtonexaminer.com/va.-lawmakers-turn-cold-shoulder-to-fairfax-transportation-pleas/article/2515709 The excessive pricing of the Dulles Rail - Silver Line Metrorail project http://www.bruhns.us/civic/DullesRail/Dulles-Rail---Silver-Line-overcost-report---Bruhns.pdf

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