Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Silver Line Approved!

Despite earlier doubts, good sense has prevailed at the Federal Transit Administration. It seems they will likely dedicate $900 million in funding to the $2.5 billion Metro extension to Tysons Corner.

The first phase of this project, dubbed the Silver Line, will include 5 stations, four in Tysons Corner and one just east of Reston at Whiele Avenue and the Dulles Airport Access Road.

It will share track with the Orange Line from Stadium-Armory to East Falls Church, allowing riders to travel directly from downtown to the largest job center in Northern Virginia (map).

The second phase of the project will eventually extend the project through Reston to Dulles Airport and beyond.

Congratulations Metropolitan Washington!

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