Metro General Manager Expected To Announce Silver Line Hand-Off Date | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Metro General Manager Expected To Announce Silver Line Hand-Off Date

Play associated audio
Sarles is expected to announce that the Silver Line will be "operationally ready" on May 27.
Martin Di Caro/WAMU
Sarles is expected to announce that the Silver Line will be "operationally ready" on May 27.

Metro General Manager Richard Sarles intends to announce the Silver Line will be ready for the next step in the process toward opening it to passengers, during a conference call scheduled on Monday morning, according to sources close to the project.

Sarles is expected to say the Silver Line will be "operationally ready" on May 27. That means—barring any further setbacks—Metro will take the project from the airports authority so it can begin final testing and workforce training, which can last up to 90 days.

The Silver Line remains on track for a possible summer opening. The $3 billion project has been plagued by several delays involving the work of its contractor team led by Bechtel. The Silver Line originally was supposed to open at the start of the year.

NPR

Message From Documentary 'Citizenfour': Be Afraid (Of Surveillance)

Ken Turan reviews the documentary Citizenfour from filmmaker Laura Poitras about Edward Snowden and his decision to leak information about the National Security Agency's surveillance activities.
NPR

A Wisecracking Biochemist Shares Her Kitchen ABCs

Shirley Corriher, author of Cookwise: The Hows and Whys of Successful Cooking, has tips on taking the bitter bite out of coffee, and holding onto cabbage's red hue while it's in the pan.
NPR

With Biden By His Side, Minnesota Democrat Mines For Blue-Collar Vote

Embattled Democrat Rep. Rick Nolan, who represents Minnesota's Iron Range, gets a campaign visit from the administration's blue-collar vote whisperer, Joe Biden.
NPR

Calling 911 On Your Cell? It's Harder To Find You Than You Think

If you call 911 from inside a tall building, emergency responders may have difficulty finding you. Cellphone GPS technology currently doesn't work well indoors — but the FCC hopes to change that.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.