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The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority says the contractor for the Silver Line has submitted paperwork that Phase One is substantially complete - a key hurdle for the new Metro line.
Bechtel, lead contractor of the Dulles Transit Partners joint venture, expects to submit the project for approval within the next few days.
The Silver Line project could be turned over to Metro in a soon as two weeks, sources close to the project tell WTOP. But Metro's general manager, Richard Sarles, isn't ready to confirm that.
A top Fairfax County leader says she's eager for the Silver Line to open this summer and is keeping her calendar open in July for a possible grand opening.
The Silver Line could be up and running by July 4. Sources familiar with the project tell WTOP that based on the progress othroughout the last few weeks, the contractor building the Silver Line could get approval to turn the project over to Metro within the next two weeks.
At a summit of Purple Line supporters and county and state officials, a buzz is palpable in the crowd about a Record of Decision from the federal government, a key step toward getting the light-rail project off the ground.
The contractor on the project installed the wrong speakers and cables along 11 miles of the subway project and the entire Automatic Train Control system now needs to be replaced.
Rising rates on the Dulles Toll Road have worried many drivers who travel along that stretch, but a plan that is currently being finalized would help keep those tolls rates down, while simultaneously funding a big transportation project.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe discussed transportation, hunting and Medicaid expansion during his inaugural Ask the Governor appearance on WTOP.
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