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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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A serious flaw in the Silver Line contract

(Katherine Frey / The Washington Post)

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Million-dollar settlement reached in Silver Line suit over flawed concrete panels

(Katherine Frey / The Washington Post)

Universal Concrete Products Corp. and its president and co-owner, Donald Faust Jr., admitted no wrongdoing in the settlement.

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Metro inspector general probes Silver Line, overpayments to employees and criminal activity

(Katherine Frey / The Washington Post)

Metro Board Chairman Jack Evans said he is counting on Inspector General Geoffrey Cherrington to probe Silver Line issues. “I said I want a detailed report on that whole thing — soup to nuts.”

Letter

I lived abroad for 18 years. I hardly recognize the Northern Virginia I knew.

(Pete Marovich / For The Washington Post)

Returning after nearly two decades away brought surprises.

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Concrete problems continue to plague Silver Line’s second phase

(Katherine Frey / The Washington Post)

The latest discovery comes just a week after problems surfaced with concrete rail ties.

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It’s not too late for a better Silver Line contract

(Katherine Frey / The Washington Post)

Imagine if escalators always worked. The right contract could help make that happen.

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New problems for the Silver Line Phase 2: Officials say rail ties are flawed

(Katherine Frey / The Washington Post)

Contractor’s proposed fix rejected by MWAA, Metro, which insist all ties must be replaced.

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Metro funding standoff: Maryland and Virginia oppose plan for more service to win back riders

The two states say the transit system’s budget would break a new 3 percent cap on subsidy increases.

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Contractor who defrauded Metro ordered to pay $1.4 million fine

(Katherine Frey / The Washington Post)

Andrew Nolan admits he falsified records to hide the fact that defective concrete was used in Silver Line construction.

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Citing ‘considerable’ interest -- Metro extends deadline for Silver Line privatization plan

Metro says two dozen companies have already expressed interest in its plan to privatize operation of phase 2 of the Silver Line.