July 17, 2013

In December, I attended one of the public input sessions in Loudoun County for the proposed Bi-County Parkway, designated as a Corridor of Statewide Significance. In the glossy charts the consultants had arrayed on the walls, one clearly showed significant projected growth in passenger and freight traffic at Dulles International Airport. This expected growth, the consultant said, was a major reason why we need this new highway.

The July 14 Metro article “Coul d a Pr. William-Loudoun road revive Dulles?” discussed a drop in passenger and freight traffic at Dulles Airport. This drop, the sponsors of the same Bi-County Parkway said in this story, is a major reason why we need this new highway.

So, which is it: Do we need this new expensive road because of anticipated growth at Dulles or because growth is declining? According to the proponents of this new road, it doesn’t matter. We just need it.

This proposed highway is a huge waste of taxpayer money and will add to the traffic woes of Northern Virginia. It doesn’t solve any of our transportation problems. We just don’t need it.

Mitch Diamond , Round Hill