Tysons Tunnel: Too little, too late?

The newly created TysonsTunnel.org has launched a campaign to have the Metro extension to Loudoun County go underground in the Tysons Corner vicinity.

TysonsTunnel.org is a coalition of the McLean Chamber of Commerce, community and business leaders, and concerned citizens recently formed with the goal of creating a fair and competitive bidding process for the Metrorail extension to Dulles International Airport and reopening consideration of the tunnel under Tysons.

That is wonderful and all, but the Times Community Newspapers wonders if “things would have gone differently if the future of Tysons Corner as a walkable urban environment had been part of the discussion all along” and not just in the last few months.

Lost cause or not, the organization has been done well rallying the public to get involved. The Vienna/Oakton Connection notes that over 300 people showed up for a Tysons Tunnel Town Hall meeting at McLean Community Center’s Alden Theatre.

If you feel strongly about the issue the next TysonsTunnel.org Town Hall is December 3 at The Barnes of Wolf Trap. The history of WMATA shows that citizens have had an impact on where the lines go and how it gets there.

Previously: Gov: No Tysons Metro tunnel

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