A coalition of Tysons landowner willing to chip in the cost of building Tysons Corner tunnel.
Via DC Examiner.
A major Tysons Corner landowner has offered to foot the extra cost of building a Metro tunnel under Tysons, one of the boldest bids to date to resurrect the nixed underground route.
In a letter sent Wednesday to Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, West*Group CEO Gerald Halpin offered to “join other community leaders in an effort to cover” the added price of the tunnel, an alternative to the planned aerial track.
Building tunnel is preferable for a couple of reasons: 1) avoid five years of traffic nightmare; 2) Tysons can go up vertical -- using smart growth plan; 3) more density for residential or commercial brings more tax revenues for Fairfax.
* Leaders Offer to Pay for Project Overruns [DC Examiner]