Dr. Gridlock: Silver Line


Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 09/20/2012

Traffic stops planned on Dulles access road

Traffic will be halted for short periods Thursday when parts for pedestrian bridges arrive at a Silver Line station.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:22 AM ET, 09/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Silver Line | Tags:  DC transportation, Dulles Airport, Silver Line

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Tysons ramp reopening, after completion of Silver Line tunnel

By the end of the week, drivers should have an easier time getting through a key intersection in Tysons Corner.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:18 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Tysons Corner, Silver Line | Tags:  DC transportation, Dulles Metrorail, Silver Line, Tysons Corner

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 07/03/2012

Silver Line will add challenges to already stressed Metro service

Many regional leaders applaud Loudoun’s endorsement of the Silver Line, but someday it will be a real commuter line with everyday problems, like the Rush Plus adjustments.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:36 PM ET, 07/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Silver Line | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Silver Line, Rush Plus

Posted at 12:48 PM ET, 05/10/2012

D.C. area congestion relief won’t come from big transportation projects

A new Post poll of Virginians suggests to Dr. Gridlock that wish lists of transportation projects won’t get beyond the dream stage.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:48 PM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Transportation Politics, Virginia, Silver Line | Tags:  DC transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Silver Line, Post poll

Posted at 06:16 PM ET, 05/04/2012

Eastbound Dulles Access Highway closing late nights next week

Drivers heading east from the airport will be diverted from the free access road into the toll-paying lanes.

By Robert Thomson  |  06:16 PM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Silver Line, Airports | Tags:  Dulles International Airport, Silver Line

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 04/24/2012

Explaining Metro’s Rush Plus plan

Metro has created an interactive map to help us understand the new rush hour service, but the real test will be the accuracy of information on the platform.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:00 PM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Silver Line | Tags:  DC tramsportation, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 04/12/2012

Silver Line construction: Many lane closings in Tysons area

The Metro Silver Line project is very active right now in the Tysons Corner area, and it’s going to have a greater impact on the local roadways next week.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:16 PM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Silver Line, Construction, Northern Virginia, Metro | Tags:  Virginia transportation, Silver Line, Metro, WMATA, Tysons Corner

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 03/07/2012

Fairfax is talking about Dulles Silver Line

The county Department of Transportation has set public meetings and an online discussion on the second phase of the Dulles Metrorail project.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:12 AM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Silver Line, Metro, Tysons Corner | Tags:  DC transportation, Dulles Metrorail, Silver Line, Metro, WMATA, Fairfax County Department of Transportation

Posted at 03:59 PM ET, 12/27/2011

Tysons Corner ramp reopens

Progress on the Metrorail tunnel beneath the high point of Fairfax County allowed the reopening today of a ramp linking two important commuter routes in the middle of Tysons Corner.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:59 PM ET, 12/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Silver Line, Tysons Corner

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 11/16/2011

Airports board approves funding deal for Phase 2 of Dulles rail

The board of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, which operates both Dulles and Reagan National as well as supervises the construction of of the new Metrorail line to Loudoun County, is meeting at its Arlington headquarters Wednesday morning as part of its regular monthly meetings.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:37 AM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Silver Line

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 10/24/2011

A rare sighting: Shiny new Metro escalators

Passengers rarely get to see pristine moving staircases. These units were being installed as part of the construction of the rail extension to Dulles.

By Michael D. Bolden  |  01:40 PM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Silver Line

Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 09/21/2011

Airports authority board says no more seats for Va.

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority decided against supporting a push by U.S. Rep. Frank R. Wolf (R) to add more Virginia representation to its board of directors.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  05:03 PM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Silver Line

Posted at 06:21 PM ET, 08/22/2011

I-66 west to close at Route 267 tonight

Interstate 66 westbound is scheduled to close overnight Monday at Route 267 due to work on the Metrorail extension to Dulles airport and Loudoun County.

By Michael D. Bolden  |  06:21 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Silver Line, Northern Virginia

Posted at 06:06 PM ET, 08/08/2011

Beltway lane closings at Route 123 Monday night

Three lanes of the Capital Beltway in each direction are scheduled to close overnight Monday at Route 123 in Tysons Corner, according to officials with the Dulles rail extension project

By Washington Post Editors  |  06:06 PM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia, Tysons Corner, Silver Line, Northern Virginia

Posted at 08:20 AM ET, 07/08/2011

Transit notebook: Escalator fix-it plans, Metro board member offers to step down and other news

In Thursday’s six-hour long meeting of Metro board of directors committees, Federal Transit Administration chief Peter Rogoff showed up to talk about proposed cuts in the costs to build the Dulles rail extension.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:20 AM ET, 07/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Silver Line | Tags:  Metro, Dulles, Escalators

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 07/06/2011

D.C. Mayor Gray changes position on Dulles rail; endorses aboveground station

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray now supports locating a new Metrorail station at Dulles International Airport underground.

By Ann E. Marimow and Nikita Stewart  |  12:18 PM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Silver Line, Northern Virginia | Tags:  WMATA, Silver Line, Dulles

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 06/22/2011

Tysons panel to discuss development levels and transportation

A Fairfax County panel has been resurrected to discuss Tysons Corner’s redevelopment nearly one year after officials approved urban building rules there.

By Kafia A. Hosh  |  01:01 PM ET, 06/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Tysons Corner, Silver Line

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 06/14/2011

Beltway lane closures at 123 this week

Multiple lane closures are scheduled on the inner loop this week at Route 123 as part of the effort to extend Metrorail to Dulles International Airport and Loudoun County. Closures begin Tuesday at 11 p.m.

By Michael D. Bolden  |  02:44 PM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Silver Line, Construction

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 05/17/2011

Airport task force calls for Dulles rail cuts

The nonprofit Washington Airports Task Force on Tuesday recommended trimming up to $780 million from the ballooning cost of the second phase of Metrorail’s extension to Loudoun County.

By Kafia A. Hosh  |  02:48 PM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Dr. Gridlock, Airports, Silver Line, Metro

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 05/11/2011

Lawmaker introduces bill to make it easier to remove members of airports panel

Frustrated with the operation of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, Rep. Frank R. Wolf (R-Va.) has introduced a bill that would make it easier to replace its board members and would give Virginia more representation on the 13-member panel.

By Kafia A. Hosh  |  02:16 PM ET, 05/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Silver Line

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 04/25/2011

Officials suggest meeting on Dulles rail stop

The chairman of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has suggested that officials opposed to the underground location of a Metrorail stop at Dulles meet with airports authority officials during the next meetingof the Dulles Corridor Advisory Commttee.

By Washington Post Editors  |  10:06 AM ET, 04/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Silver Line, Northern Virginia

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 04/21/2011

Tysons Boulevard closing Thursday night

Tysons Boulevard is scheduled to close in both directions at Chain Bridge Road (Route 123) Thursday night for work associated with the extension of Metrorail to Dulles International Airport and Loudoun County.

By Washington Post Editors  |  12:38 PM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Silver Line, Construction, Tysons Corner

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 04/18/2011

Today’s transportation roundup

Officials overseeing the construction of Metrorail to Dulles International Airport have invited local and state officials to discuss their recent decision to locate a station at the airport underground, Post writer Jenna Johnson reports. That rail stop is more expensive than an aboveground option that was on the table. Read on for more updates on what’s happening in transportation.

By Washington Post Editors  |  02:10 PM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  BRAC, Metro, Silver Line

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 04/06/2011

Airports board OKs underground Dulles Metro stop

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority voted Wednesday to build an underground rail stop at Dulles International Airport, citing its easier accessibility to the airport terminal despite the station’s higher cost estimates compared to an aboveground option.

By Kafia A. Hosh  |  01:22 PM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Silver Line, Northern Virginia, Metro

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 03/29/2011

Fairfax OKs names for new Metrorail stations

So what’s in a name? A lot it seems, especially when it comes to naming a new Metro station. Fairfax officials on Tuesday approved monikers for the Metro stations on the rail extension to Dulles International Airport and Loudoun County.

By Kafia A. Hosh  |  02:31 PM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Tysons Corner, Northern Virginia, Silver Line

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 03/23/2011

Fairfax seeks input on accessing Tysons Metro stations

Fairfax County officials are asking TysonsCorner area residents and employees for feedback on how to access the four stations being built there as part of the Metrorail extension to Dulles International Airport and Loudoun County.

By Kafia A. Hosh  |  12:35 PM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Silver Line, Northern Virginia, Northern Virginia

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 12/07/2010

Lawmaker seeks auditor for Dulles rail

Rep. Frank R. Wolf (R-Va.), whose district encompasses much of the route for the new Metrorail extension into Loudoun County, is requesting that the agency overseeing construction of the line bring in an outside auditor to monitor design and construction of the second phase of the project. The 23-mile extension of the Washington region's subway to Dulles International Airport and beyond is being constructed in two phases: A section from East Falls Church to Wiehle Avenue, which is scheduled to open in 2013, and a leg from Wiehle Avenue to Ashburn in eastern Loudoun County. Phase 2 is slated to open in 2016.

By Michael D. Bolden  |  01:15 PM ET, 12/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Silver Line, Silver Line