Metro Rail to Tysons — Silver Line now official!

Officials Formalize Funding for Dulles Metro ExtensionThe Post
At long last, the Silver Line, a Metro corridor between Arlington and Tysons Corner is official!

…the real action will start in a matter of days about 15 miles to the west, where demolition of roads and bridges and heavy construction of overhead piers will become an unwelcome fact of life during the next six years for commuters and residents of McLean, Tysons Corner, Vienna and beyond. The result, boosters say, will be worth it: a public transit system serving the region’s primary international airport and Virginia’s most prosperous jobs corridor.

Today’s ceremony at the Transportation Department’s headquarters near the Washington Navy Yard featured a roster of local, state and federal luminaries seeking to revel in — and take credit for — the project’s success. Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine (D), U.S. Rep. Frank R. Wolf (R-Va.), Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and former senator John Warner (R-Va.) were among those attending.

Emphasis added by me. This is long overdue and much needed. The next few years in Tysons may not be fun to commute to and from but it is not like it is right now.

The second phase of the project from Whiele Ave. to Ashburn still has some hurdles to clear.

New Metrorail Line Really Coming – Dr. Gridlock, The Post

Project Web site: Dulles Metrorail Project
I like the headline and the tone of this blog post which includes the backstory of the last year — make sure you read it.

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