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Silver Line Opening Date July 26

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Metro officials took control of the Silver Line

According to the Washington Post Metro officials took control of the Silver Line on Tuesday May 27, 2014, saying they have “a high level of confidence” they’ll be able to complete the necessary testing and training in time for a summer opening. “Obviously, we’re very pleased,” said Metro Deputy General Manger Rob Troup. “We would not have reached this [point] if we were not confident of being able to do the testing within the time frame.’’

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Silver Line News

Today, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors voted 5:4 to support the second phase of the Silver Line construction, which will bring Metrorail to Dulles Airport and to two planned stations in eastern Loudoun. You can read the full story here at http://www.washingtonpost.com.

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Silver Line Phase 1 - Public Art Projects

The Cooperative Agreement between Metro and Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) stipulates that the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) shall manage and coordinate the public art component of the Phase-One Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project. WMATA staff, in cooperation with MWAA, conducted a competition for public art proposals for the five phase-one stations.  This is the first time that public art will be integrated at a metro station in Fairfax County.

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