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Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 02/04/2014

Washington Flyer to reduce fare to Dulles when Silver Line opens

A one-way trip from the new Wiehle Avenue Metro station to Dulles airport will cost $5.

By Luz Lazo  |  01:53 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Silver Line

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 01/29/2014

Oops! Metro posted wrong signs for its new Silver Line

Metro installs wrong signs in showing off new Silver Line. Mistake to cost some money to fix. Signs show Blue Line going to where it doesn’t go.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:30 PM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Silver Line, subway, WMATA

Posted at 02:33 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Transit projects nearly finished, but still no opening dates

The Silver Line and the D.C. streetcar line are wrapping up construction, but still need testing.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:33 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. streetcars, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Silver Line, WMATA

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Silver Line more than five new stations

One of the first things riders will notice on the platform at the Wiehle-Reston station is the destination signs to Largo Town Center.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:13 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Fairfax Department of Transportation, Metro, Silver Line, WMATA

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 11/05/2013

A sneak peek tour of the Silver Line

Some images from a sneak peek tour of the soon-to-be-open Silver Line rail extension. The $5.6 billion project is one of the largest infrastructure projects in the U.S.

By Lori Aratani  |  11:28 AM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dulles rail, Metro, Silver Line, WMATA

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 10/10/2013

Metro explains two recent train derailments

Metro explains two recent derailments. Speed was a factor in one.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  04:11 PM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Silver Line, WMATA

Posted at 05:42 PM ET, 09/18/2013

Silver Line first phase set to be completed in November

Passenger service on the rail line could begin in January.

By Lori Aratani  |  05:42 PM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Silver Line, WMATA

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 06/02/2013

The week ahead: June work zones, traffic hot spots, highway hearings

Congestion may decrease as vacations season starts, but work zones are more active.

By Robert Thomson  |  05:12 PM ET, 06/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock, Intercounty Connector, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, Silver Line, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 04/29/2013

The week ahead: Metro late-night work, Beltway lane closings, Silver Line construction

Metro has an extensive schedule of late-night track work. The region's road work program is picking up after the winter lull.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:11 AM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, 95 Express Lanes, capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, Silver Line, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 04/15/2013

The week ahead: Emancipation Day rules, road work, Fairfax bus meetings

Travelers will need to watch the weather, as well as numerous lane closings for road work and special events.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:11 AM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Emancipation Day, Fairfax Connector, Metro, Silver Line, Streetcars, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 04/10/2013

Metro Silver Line winners and losers

Metro's Blue Line riders to have longer waits with new Silver Line opening.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:37 AM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Silver Line, WMATA

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 03/18/2013

The week ahead: Cherry Blossom Festival, elephant walk, new Fairfax Connector expresses

Because the festival brings extra crowding, Metro won't be doing any major weekend track work until late April.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:46 AM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cherry Blossom Festival, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, Silver Line, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 03/11/2013

The week ahead: Seeing more daylight, road and transit work, Silver Line meetings

When the clouds clear later this week, watch for the effects of daylight saving on your commutes. Also, check on some upcoming road and rail work.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:27 AM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cherry blossoms, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, Silver Line, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 03/07/2013

Metro to host three open houses on Silver Line

The transit agency plans to hold a trio of open houses next week in Virginia and Maryland offering Silver Line information to the public.

By Mark Berman  |  04:44 PM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Silver Line

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 12/05/2012

Silver Line plan will give some riders the blues

The Metro staff proposes a further cut in Blue Line service when Silver Line trains are added.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:35 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Metro, Silver Line, WMATA

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 11/08/2012

Should parking be added near Tysons Metro stations?

A Virginia reader questions lack of parking by new Silver Line stations.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:35 PM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock:, Metro, Silver Line, Tysons, WMATA

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 10/26/2012

The weekend and beyond: walks, runs, weather

Eyes will be on three big events: the AIDS Walk, the Marine Corps Marathon and Hurricane Sandy.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:47 AM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. transportation, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock:, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, Silver Line, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 10/19/2012

Silver Line bridge move will affect overnight traffic

Installation of a bridge to the new Wiehle Avenue Metro station will slow drivers on three nights, starting Friday.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:43 PM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dulles Metrorail, Metro, Silver Line, Virginia traffic, WMATA

Posted at 04:30 AM ET, 06/06/2012

Airports authority expected to take key vote on Silver Line

Virginia officials and Loudoun supervisors have been concerned about a labor agreement planned as part of construction of the second phase of the Silver Line.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  04:30 AM ET, 06/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  silver line, metro silver line

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 06/01/2010

Rte. 123 ramps realigned in Tysons

Beginning at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, all southbound lanes of the Capital Beltway bridge over Route 123 in Tysons Corner will shift onto a new adjacent bridge. The shift will be in place by 5 a.m. Thursday. As a result, exit ramps to Route 123 north and south have been realigned. The segment of Route 123 under the Beltway will be closed one weekend this month to demolish the old bridge.

By Michael Bolden  |  04:22 PM ET, 06/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Silver Line, Tysons Corner

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 06/01/2010

The week ahead for traffic, transit

There's lots of road and rail work scheduled for this short work week across the D.C. region. We're in that period when the road work is intense and tourists are in town, but Washingtonians haven't fled for vacations in great numbers, so patience is necessary. The Capital Weather Gang says temperatures generally will be hot, and there are chances of afternoon thunderstorms on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

By Michael Bolden  |  03:02 PM ET, 06/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Silver Line