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Northern Virginia transportation budget includes new Metrorail station


The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) last week adopted a $466 million fiscal-year 2017 transportation program that includes $66 million in funding for a new Potomac Yard Metrorail Station.

The station, which would be on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority's (WMATA) Blue and Yellow rail lines, is one of 12 "regionally significant" projects approved in the FY2017 transportation program, NVTA officials said in a press release.

The program also includes more than $17 million for traction power upgrades on WMATA's Blue Line.

The agency adopted the program after a public comment period, public hearings and six town hall meetings held throughout northern Virginia starting May 13.

The adopted projects reflect a "a significant investment in regional transportation that will reduce congestion" said NVTA Chairman Martin Nohe.


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