Silver Line To Start Service In April, Says Warner – WAMU
The first phase of Metro’s new Silver Line will delayed until April 2014 according to Virginia Senator Mark Warner. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is building the Silver Line and will then turn it over to the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority.
Warner says Metro will fail to collect $2 to $3 million in fares each month the Silver Line is delayed. The project was delayed a second time earlier this week so testing on safety software could be completed. Warner says Silver Line won’t open now until April.
A letter Warner sent to MWAA outlines his concerns and is included in the link above.
Of course, Sen. Warner isn’t the one who makes the decisions:
— Martin Di Caro (@MartinDiCaro) December 5, 2013
The Silver Line was supposed to open between Whiele Ave-Reston and East Falls Church via four Tysons stations, this month until a delay was announced in June 2013.
Perhaps having a federal airports authority build a rapid transit rail line wasn’t ideal. That being said, at least it’s getting built, I guess.