WASHINGTON — Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine submitted a detailed report to Transportation Secretary Mary Peters rebutting the Federal Transit Administration’s concerns over the state’s plan to build the first phase of an estimated $5.1 billion, 23-mile rail extension to Dulles International Airport.

Kaine’s report comes after the FTA said earlier this month that the cost of the project would not meet the cost/benefit requirements for federal funding. Project sponsors have been counting on the agency to provide $900 million for the first phase.

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