Dulles Rail Boondoggle Exposes Flaws in Federal Transportation Policy

The proposed Dulles rail extension would link Washington, D.C. with Dulles Airport, via the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's rail transit system (METRO). This paper argues that the Dulles rail extension is a bad idea. Politically and bureaucratically the extension would be counterproductive. In addition, it would cost too much, and bring little benefit. Traffic relief in the corridor would be reduced by only 1.5%, compared with traffic volumes that would occur without the rail extension.


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Pagination: 3p
  • Serial:
    • WebMemo
    • Issue Number: 1824
    • Publisher: Heritage Foundation

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  • Accession Number: 01103352
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 16 2008 3:52PM