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The first segment of Metro's Silver Line — which will travel from East Falls Church to Reston, Virginia — is set to start passenger service on Saturday, July 26. By 2018, the Silver Line is expected to travel to Dulles Airport and into Loudoun County. See all of WAMU 88.5's coverage on the Silver Line below.


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From A To B: Fairfax County Grapples With Perennial Traffic Problems

We'll look at Fairfax County's most pressing transportation problems in the return of our transportation segment, from A to B.

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Changes Could Cause Phase II Of Silver Line To Top $2.7 Billion Cost Estimate

Phase II of the Silver Line is already expected to cost $2.7 billion, but required safety upgrades not initially included in estimates could push the costs even higher.

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MWAA Adopts Stormwater Regulations, Potentially Delaying Silver Line Phase 2

On the construction of second phase of the Silver Line, MWAA has opted to comply with state environmental regulations governing stormwater runoff into the Chesapeake Bay watershed, potentially adding additional costs and construction time.

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Silver Line Service Draws Mixed Reviews From Virginia Commuters

It's been three weeks since the start of Silver Line service and while some applaud the opening of the line into Northern Virginia, many regular commuters still aren't happy about longer, more expensive rides to work.

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Silver Line Makes Trip To Tysons Easy, But Getting Around On Foot Still A Challenge

The Silver Line has been open for less than a week, but the pedestrian infrastructure near the four new Metrorail stations in Tysons Corner has already been exposed as inadequate and potentially dangerous.
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After Silver Line Debut, Attention Turns To Phase 2

The Silver Line debuted with much fanfare over the weekend, but already officials are turning to Phase 2 and how it will be paid for.

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Silver Line Ridership Off To A Strong Start, Especially In Reston

The Silver Line saw impressive ridership during its first morning rush hour, with the Wiehle-Reston East station attracting particularly high ridership.
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What You Need To Know On The Silver Line's First Work Day

The Silver Line debuted on Saturday, but while carrying local politicians and transit aficionados is one thing, can Metro handle a normal day of rush hour service? Here are five things to watch out for.

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Silver Line Opens With Big Fanfare And Crowds, Few Problems

The first phase of the Silver Line opened with quite a bit of fanfare on Saturday. And while the project has been beset by problems and delays, the first day of operation went fairly smoothly.

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Kaine Speaks About Silver Line And Metro's Long-Term Challenges

On the eve of the Silver Line’s maiden voyage, Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.) sat down for a wide-ranging interview about Metro’s first new rail line since 1991.

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