WASHINGTON — U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has scheduled a second meeting with local officials in Virginia for Friday as he tries to break an impasse over the cost of the second phase of the Washington, D.C., Metrorail extension to Dulles International Airport.

LaHood’s mediation efforts began with a large meeting of stakeholders Wednesday. A smaller working group of 10 people will begin working Friday on a cost-cutting plan with the goal of completing it within 30 days.

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