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FAQs about the Silver Line

With the Silver Line opening soon in Virginia, WTOP is answering some of the questions you will have.

Tuesday - 07/22/2014, 08:58pm EDT

Big expectations for Tysons Corner ahead of Silver Line opening

Lingering construction cranes above the Tysons Corner station aren't dimming expectations for massive changes as the Silver Line prepares to open Saturday.

Tuesday - 07/22/2014, 07:49pm EDT

Route 50 improvements to widen lanes, decrease congestion

Hang in there, drivers! A road project that's been underway nearly three years is closer to being done on Route 50 in Fairfax and Loudoun counties.

Tuesday - 07/22/2014, 11:21am EDT

Many want Bethesda's one-way streets to disappear

A trip through downtown Bethesda's core of one-way streets can throw drivers for a loop, especially if you miss your destination and have to go around again.

Tuesday - 07/22/2014, 09:05am EDT

Prince George's Co. Council OKs casino plan

Prince George's County officials voted 8-1 to approve the building plan for a $925 million casino near the nation's capital.

Monday - 07/21/2014, 03:39pm EDT

Silver Line Playbook: What commuters need to know

Learn more about amenities at each Silver Line station, which bus routes will serve the stations and how the new Metro service will affect commuters.

Monday - 07/21/2014, 12:56pm EDT
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Metro begins simulated service along Silver Line

Metro has begun simulating service on its new Silver Line, with just five days left before it opens to rail commuters.

Monday - 07/21/2014, 12:37pm EDT

Metro riders anxious, eager for Silver Line opening

Kristi King, WTOP

Monday - 07/21/2014, 11:53am EDT

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Arlington board narrowly backs Columbia Pike, Crystal City streetcars

The Arlington board on Saturday adopted a 10-year capital improvement program that includes funding for both the Columbia Pike and Crystal City streetcar lines, a pair of major transit projects that are seen either as important economic initiatives or massive boondoggles.

Monday - 07/21/2014, 11:33am EDT

Silver Line looks toward phase two

It took five years to build, but finally the Metro's Silver Line is expected to start rolling down the tracks.

Saturday - 07/19/2014, 01:56am EDT
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Metroway buses will connect Alexandria and Arlington

The new buses will connect the Braddock Road and Crystal City Metro stations with multiple stops between the two.

Friday - 07/18/2014, 08:07am EDT

I-95 bridge to be dedicated to slain Va. trooper

I-95 bridge in Prince George County to be dedicated in honor of Virginia trooper slain in 1985

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 07:39am EDT

Weekend work to affect Metro riders

Metro travelers to wait longer on some lines this weekend

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 07:32am EDT

Virginia will pursue managed toll lanes on I-66 outside the Beltway

Virginia transportation leaders will pursue toll lanes on Interstate 66 outside the Beltway, in addition to possibly rail or bus rapid transit along the 25-mile corridor between Haymarket and Vienna.

Wednesday - 07/16/2014, 04:57pm EDT

Fairfax County police to crack down on jaywalking by Vienna Metro station

There have been 24 crashes involving pedestrians or cyclists near the Vienna Metro station in 2013-14, according to the Fairfax County Police Department -- and now officers are hoping jaywalking fines can curb crashes.

Wednesday - 07/16/2014, 07:54am EDT

Speed cameras near UMd. will soon issue tickets 24/7

Speed cameras near the University of Maryland will soon be working around the clock, a reaction to three pedestrian fatalities this year.

Wednesday - 07/16/2014, 06:04am EDT

Enhancements coming for Route 1 in College Park

The Maryland State Highway Administration has announced a series of safety enhancements for a troubled section of Route 1 in College Park.

Tuesday - 07/15/2014, 06:32am EDT

Obama to press for action on transportation funds

Obama to press for action on transportation funds in Virginia, Delaware events

Monday - 07/14/2014, 08:00pm EDT

Expect afternoon delays on MARC's Brunswick Line

Afternoon trains on MARC's Brunswick Line will run at reduced speeds because of the heat.

Monday - 07/14/2014, 12:14pm EDT

Prince William Parkway reopens after three-vehicle crash (Photos)

A Prince William County roadway has reopened after a three-vehicle crash caused its closure for most of the Monday morning rush hour.

Monday - 07/14/2014, 10:01am EDT
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