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Now that Metro has taken control of the first phase of the Silver Line, Metro riders and people who drive past Wiehle-Reston East and the new Tysons Corner stations should get ready for some changes.
Metro says it now has up to 90 days to open the line to customers, but sources have told WTOP the line could open much sooner than that if all testing goes according to plan.
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Lisa Robinson-Foster's daily journey to her government contracting job takes 2 1/2 hours and involves two trains and three buses.
Metro says it will take over the oft-delayed Silver Line this month to begin 90 days of testing and training.
It pays for new buses, platform work and escalators, among other things.
A former contractor for Metro has pleaded guilty to stealing 30,000 pounds of copper wire and cable from Metro facilities and selling it for $88,000.
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