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The Silver Line could be up and running by July 4. Sources familiar with the project tell WTOP that based on the progress othroughout the last few weeks, the contractor building the Silver Line could get approval to turn the project over to Metro within the next two weeks.
At a summit of Purple Line supporters and county and state officials, a buzz is palpable in the crowd about a Record of Decision from the federal government, a key step toward getting the light-rail project off the ground.
The contractor on the project installed the wrong speakers and cables along 11 miles of the subway project and the entire Automatic Train Control system now needs to be replaced.
Rising rates on the Dulles Toll Road have worried many drivers who travel along that stretch, but a plan that is currently being finalized would help keep those tolls rates down, while simultaneously funding a big transportation project.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe discussed transportation, hunting and Medicaid expansion during his inaugural Ask the Governor appearance on WTOP.
The Metropolitan Airports Authority said Monday that the Silver Line contractor has not completed seven key aspects of the project. And the new transit line's opening will be delayed again.
The future of the Silver Line, and the date the delayed Metro line will finally open to passengers, could become clearer on Monday.
Transit riders looking forward to the opening of the Silver Line in Tysons Corner and Reston will have to wait longer, as the project will face more delays and repairs.
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted to adopt changes to the Reston Master Plan that will allow additional development and density for parts of the community as Reston moves toward becoming a transit oriented development with the opening of Metro's Silver Line.
After months of delays, the Silver Line is finally taking a big leap closer to opening in Northern Virginia.
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