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McAuliffe Tours Reston Station Construction

Democratic hopeful for governor of Virginia discusses job growth and infrastructure needs.

Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe (D) toured the Reston Station construction site Thursday to hear what the next Governor can do to help promote infrastructure development and economic growth.

Reston Station is being developed through a public-private partnership between Comstock Partners and Fairfax County. It will be the site of the 2,300 commuter parking garage spaces and the mixed-use development planned at the Wiehle-East Silver Line Metro stop.

 “We need successful infrastructure projects in Virginia because they create jobs when we build them and add tremendous value for communities and neighborhoods that will now be served by transit,” McAuliffe said.  “We must continue to find mainstream solutions to improve our infrastructure, grow the economy, and make Virginia more attractive to businesses and families.”

The parking structure is expected to be completed next year, and trains are expected to start arriving at Reston Station in December 2013. 

Dave Webster December 17, 2012 at 09:35 PM
I question the newsworthiness (if that is a word) of this article.
Bob Bruhns December 18, 2012 at 12:09 PM
Now, if McAuliffe had, say, asked about the sky-high COST of the project... about how it is priced at two times what it should have cost... about how that causes a cascade of expense, because of the finance costs of the borrowing that is needed to support the excessive payments... about the false plan of funding it from toll road tolls... about the disaster heading this way with the rising tolls, falling income and resulting traffic jams on the side roads... well then, that would be a big story, wouldn't it. But of course, it's not just McAuliffe who is denying us this interesting discussion. Every leader and every news source is whistling and looking the other way. Isn't that interesting.

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