Yesterday I arrived back from a trip to the West Coast … the trip from Virginia had taken us 3 days covering some 2,837 miles … the return was via Virgin America airlines took under 4 hours (arriving 20 mins early) … but the alternatives for getting to Fredericksburg are limited … if it had existed I would have taken Dulles Rail to DC and then changed to the VRE … instead energy and time was wasted … I smiled when I saw this:
STATEMENT OF GOVERNOR KAINE
~ On federal approval of funding for Dulles Rail ~
Governor Timothy M. Kaine today issued the following statement on the approval of federal funding for Dulles Rail:
“I want to extend my sincere appreciation to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters, FTA Administrator Sherry Little, and the staff of the U.S. Department of Transportation for their time, expertise, and commitment to work with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, Metro, the Commonwealth of Virginia, Fairfax County and our other partners on rail to Dulles – linking our nation’s capital to our nation’s international airport. The steadfast support and commitment by our Congressional delegation, including retired Senator John Warner and Congressman Tom Davis, to the project has been unwavering and I also thank them for their efforts.
“This demonstrated leadership and willingness to work together can serve as a model for future complex projects on how federal, state, local, and private partners can work together to address the needs of our citizens.”