Washington Airports Authority now controls Virginia toll road

In a significant move that will advance a $5 billion metrorail extension project, control of the Dulles Toll Road has been transferred to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority from the state of Virginia. The U.S. Transportation Department certified the transfer, which will give the Airports Authority the ability to fund part of the Silver Line rail project with future toll increases. It's unclear whether opponents will fight the road's transfer or other aspects of the project.

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