Study: Metro tunnel through Tysons would be costly$160 million over and above the required expenditure. For a tunnel. So Tysons residents don't have to look at a train go nearby.
By the Associated Press
March 9, 2007 McLean, Va. -- A tunnel for Metrorail's planned extension through Tysons Corner would take about three years longer to build than an elevated track and cost at least $160 million more, a study commissioned by state officials found.
Building a 3.4-mile tunnel also could doom the state's chances for $900 million in federal financing, the study said. (link)
And we debate a funding crisis.