Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Wolf Wants the Choo-Choo, Too

In a letter to Loudoun Board of Supervisors Chairman Scott York, Rep. Frank Wolf reaffirmed his support for Phase 2 of the Metrorail extension into Loudoun, especially now that the PLA issues have been addressed:

As you know, I have and continue to support Dulles Rail. It is perhaps the most significant transportation project in the region since the construction of the initial Metrorail system. The benefits of extending the system to Dulles Airport and Loudoun County are too numerous to list. Can anyone imagine what the Metropolitan Washington region would look like without Metro?

Today’s decision by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) Board of Directors to abolish the 10-point contracting preference for companies that agreed to sign a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) is a positive step in making Phase 2 a reality. I believe that the board’s decision to drop any preference for a PLA will open up the Phase 2 bidding process to more competition and comply with Virginia laws. It should also lead to lower costs on the project and lower tolls on drivers.

Just to poke a little fun at LI, is Wolf now one of your Sleazeball Republicans? [insert smilie face here]. Further to that point, though, where are the "conservatives" so adamantly opposed to Metro yet so adamantly supportive of every single elected Republican official on every single issue? Caught in a corner, perhaps?

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