On Tuesday the Washington Post reported that the Silver Line, or as we like to call it the Choo Choo to Loudoun, will be delayed by 1 full year, at a cost of an additional 95 million dollars.
Let that sink in for a minute, 95 million dollars!
By the way that is today’s estimated cost. Like all other preliminary estimates on overruns, you can fully expect this number to grow by 40% or more, as has happened with every Metro financial projection.
How much of these cost overruns are to be paid for by Loudoun taxpayers?
Where the hell is that money to come from?
Chairwoman of the Board of Supervisors Phyllis Randall at her most recent State of the County address was all in with METRO to Loudoun depicting flowers, blue skies, and economic development as far as the eye could see. This rosy picture is divorced from the facts and despite all the news and evidence to the contrary is singing the praises of this disastrous idea. Letourneau, on the other hand, is still hiding under his desk mumbling about economic development. Both of these elected officials are clueless as what to do in preparation of this financial debacle called Metro to Loudoun County.
While METRO to Loudoun is developing into the largest blunder in County History, this pair is focused on a 62% pay raise for the next board, which will be voted on tonight, July 20th.