Saturday, August 23, 2008

One Cross Tie Closer

I just wanted to draw your attention to an article in today's Post. According to the paper, the FTA has authorized the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority to begin construction on the Dulles Metrorail Project (Phase I).

Some work is already being done in the Tysons Corner area. This work is utility relocation and was not technically part of the Metro project, although it is necessary before Metro construction can commence. The work authorized by FTA is not a formal go-ahead. They could still say no to the $900 million in federal funding, but allowing construction to start is very promising of final approval.

Phase one of the Dulles Metrorail Project will create a new Metro line, the Silver Line running along with Orange Line trains from Stadium-Armory to East Falls Church. It will also construct new track from East Falls Church to Whiele Avenue along the Dulles Toll Road. In Tysons Corner, the line will detour through the business district.

For other posts on the Silver Line, click here.

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