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Metro’s Silver Line extension

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The first phase of the Silver Line is made up of five stations and will run from East Falls Church to Wiehle Avenue in Reston. Four of those stations run through Tysons Corner. The second phase of the project will include a stop at Dulles International Airport, then continue into Loudoun County.

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Metro’s pennants way predate the Silver Line (which is a month old already!)

Pennant swag is nothing new — the tradition dates way back to Metro’s groundbreaking on Dec. 9, 1969.

The Silver Line opens in Fairfax and fewer commuters are riding the bus

Bus ridership is down in Fairfax County, while rail usage appears to be up since the opening of the Silver Line.


D.C. basks in one of its coolest summer days in over 2 months

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Metro’s silver line gets low-interest federal loan

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Metrorail to stay open later than normal for Monday night’s Redskins game

Metrorail will operate into the early hours of Tuesday to accommodate FedEx crowds at Redskins’ preseason game.

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Riding the rails to trails: Metro offers a car-free path to the great outdoors

(Fritz Hahn / TWP)

Explore the great outdoors using Metro’s new line.

Start-up TransitScreen gets lift from D.C. real estate deal

Deal with developer JBG is biggest yet for service displaying transit availability.