Fairfax County residents will get one more chance to discuss Metro's SIlver Line Phase 2.
The third and final in a a series of public meetings will take place Monday (7 p.m., Fairfax County Government Center conference rooms 9/10, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. (Reachable by transit via Fairfax Connector Routes 605, 621 and 623.)
Also, the Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on the Silver Line and Phase 2 at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20 at Fairfax County Government Center, but will not be discussing station names.
The meetings are a county effort to inform the public about the funding of the $2.7 billion project and gather input on what to name the stations, which will extend west from Wiehle Avenue in Reston to Dulles International Airport and locations in Loudoun County.
Funding for the entire Dulles Metrorail project from Falls Church to Loudoun, including the first phase currently under construction, can be broken down as follows: 16.1 percent from Fairfax County, 4.8 percent from Loudoun County, 4.1 percent from the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA), and 75 percent from Dulles Toll Road revenue.
According to officials, Fairfax County will contribute anywhere from $900 to $965 million for both phases of the construction.
But funding isn’t the only thing on residents’ minds. More than 12,000 people have taken Fairfax County’s online survey seeking input for naming the stations. The first set of names were rejected for being too confusing and using the words “Tysons,” “Herndon” and “Reston” in multiple names.