Monday, December 20, 2010
In this series, Patch looks at the Silver Line, Metro’s largest expansion in its 34-year history.
If you live in the metropolitan Washington region or have ever driven out to Dulles International Airport, you've probably asked yourself at least one of these basic questions: Why is traffic so bad? What is all this construction? How much is all this road work costing taxpayers? From these questions has stemmed a three-part series on the Dulles Metrorail. Patch has taken a deeper look at several aspects of this Virginia "Megaproject" and will be rolling out articles, photos and a video this week on topics ranging from highway congestion to economic development — all related to the new metro line. "Silver Lining: Light at the End of the Track" Video: A Brief History of the Dulles Metrorail "Silver Lining: How Future Economic …
The end of the project is in sight, but the day passengers climb aboard isn’t.
In this series, Patch looks at the Silver Line, Metro's largest expansion in its 34-year history. The first 11.7-mile phase of the new Dulles Metrorail is scheduled for completion in less than three years, but there is no official prediction when the line will actually open for commuters. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority — which is managing the new Silver Line construction — says it cannot estimate an open-for-business date because safety tests will be conducted on the new rail after construction is finished and Metro employees must be trained to operate the new track. "At this point in time, we haven't worked out the details," said Pat Nowakowski, executive director of the Dulles Metrorail Corridor Project. The first phase …
Although construction only began in March 2009, this project's history dates back decades.
This video features recent construction photos from the various Dulles Metrorail project sites around Northern Virginia. For a comprehensive timeline of the project, visit the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project's website. Article and Map: "Silver Lining: Light at the End of the Track"