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Metro says it now has up to 90 days to open the line to customers, but sources have told WTOP the line could open much sooner than that if all testing goes according to plan.
Metro says it will take over the oft-delayed Silver Line this month to begin 90 days of testing and training.
U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine may be one of the Silver Line's biggest fans, and he's not letting the delays in Phase One of the nearly $6 billion project dampen his feelings.
An agreement has been reached that will turn the Silver Line project over to Metro, paving the way for the new subway line to open this summer.
Airport authority officials say they will announce this week whether the Silver Line meets key safety and construction benchmarks and the project can move into a testing and training phase.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe is looking for more details about Northern Virginia's long-delayed Silver Line at a meeting with leaders of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Tuesday.
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority says the contractor for the Silver Line has submitted paperwork that Phase One is substantially complete - a key hurdle for the new Metro line.
Bechtel, lead contractor of the Dulles Transit Partners joint venture, expects to submit the project for approval within the next few days.
The Silver Line project could be turned over to Metro in a soon as two weeks, sources close to the project tell WTOP. But Metro's general manager, Richard Sarles, isn't ready to confirm that.
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