FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Delegate Barbara Comstock's Statement On The Opening Of Metrorail's Silver Line
McLean, VA- Delegate Barbara Comstock (VA-34) released the following statement today regarding the opening of Metrorail's Silver Line to Wiehle Avenue:
"I was pleased to join my federal, state and local colleagues this morning to celebrate the opening of the Silver Line. The Silver Line will be an important part of our transportation network and will be part of our efforts to continue to bring prosperity to our region and Dulles airport. As we move forward on Phase II of Dulles Rail, I am pleased that my competitive bidding legislation, supported by the Virginia Chamber, the Loudoun Board of Supervisors and our business community, has already contributed to saving hundreds of millions of dollars on the second phase of the project. On the federal level, we need to find similar ways to increase competition, save taxpayer's money and stretch our taxpayer's transportation dollars further."
Delegate Comstock currently serves as the Chairwoman of the House Science and Technology Committee. She also serves on the House Commerce and Labor and the House Transportation Committees. Delegate Comstock represents parts of McLean, Great Falls and Vienna in Fairfax County and parts of eastern Loudoun County.