Is Maryland cut off from Dulles International Airport?

Adam Tuss,

HERNDON, VA. — When it comes to access to D.C. area airports, are they all created equally? Maybe not, when it comes to Dulles International.

Leo Schefer, head of the Washington Airports Task Force, says Maryland residents are isolated from Dulles, and that needs to change.

“The Potomac River has become a barrier. We need to see the access to Dulles expand across the River to the north,” said Schefer at a recent transportation summit.

He suggests a new bridge is needed, giving Maryland residents a direct route to Dulles International.

“It really doesn’t help anybody if you can’t get to the airport. It’s that simple,” said Schefer.

So how important is it to make sure that everyone has equal access to Dulles? Schefer says the numbers don’t lie.

“BWI Marshall has less international travel than Reagan National Airport, which doesn’t even have a customs facility. Dulles is 94 percent of all this region’s international travel.”

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