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MWAA Approval Still Pending For Silver Line Completion

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The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is days away from making a key determination about the completion of the Silver Line Metrorail extension through Tysons Corner.

The airports authority has until Monday to determine whether it accepts contractor Bechtel's finding that the Silver Line is ready to hand to Metro for final testing.

Pat Nowakowsi is the rail project's executive director. He says his office is still reviewing Bechtel's work.

"I have no opinion about which way we are leaning at this point in time," he says. "At this point in time we are meaning to do a thorough evaluation. We need to do our proper due dilligence of the documents that have been submitted."

Nowakowski says it remains to be seen whether outstanding problems with the Silver Line's automated safety system will lead to another delay or if they can be ironed out once Metro begins preparing the system for passenger service within a 90-day window.

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