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Building The $6 Billion Silver Line

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The "Silver Line" is a massive transportation project - a 23-mile, $6 billion dollar rail line that will extend Washington, D.C.'s Metro to Dulles International Airport and surrounding suburbs.  In 2012, the Silver Line project was mired in a dispute over who would bear the greatest burden of paying for the second phase of its construction.

In a series of reports, transportation reporter Martin Di Caro documented the political back-and-forth among local, state and federal officials over the Silver Line's cost.  His reporting provided a vital public service to listeners, many of whom will be affected by expanded public transportation in the busy Northern Virginia suburbs.

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