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Silver Line To Start Service In April, Says Warner

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The Silver Line will eventually run to Reston, and later to Dulles Airport.
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The Silver Line will eventually run to Reston, and later to Dulles Airport.

The question no one has been able to answer is: when will the Silver Line open?

In a letter to the agency building the Silver Line — the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority — Virginia Senator Mark Warner says with every month of delay, the traveling public suffers and millions of dollars in fare revenue are lost.

Warner says Metro will fail to collect $2 to $3 million in fares each month the Silver Line is delayed. The project was delayed a second time earlier this week so testing on safety software could be completed. Warner says Silver Line won't open now until April.

Airports Authority officials responded in a statement, saying they share Warner's desire to see Phase 1 of the Silver Line rolling as soon as possible. Still, they say, safety takes priority.

"We are working closely with the contractor and our partners to identify opportunities to accelerate the timeline. However, safety remains our top priority and we are committed to providing a system that is safe and reliable for the traveling public," said the authority.

Dulles Metro MWAA Letter

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