The Transportation Department has committed $1.28 billion toward the construction of Metro’s silver line in the form of a low-interest loan.
The transit agency reported Monday that operations ran smoothly during the first weekday operations for the $2.9 billion Silver Line, which opened to passengers on Saturday.
Metro says the new silver line makes the Washington region’s transit system 10 percent larger with the addition of five new stations.
After decades of waiting, the highly-anticipated Silver Line has begun carrying loads of passengers to and from northern Virginia.
The long-awaited Silver Line will finally begin carrying passengers this Saturday.
Metro is simulating service on its new Silver Line, with just five days left before it opens to rail commuters.
The first Silver Line train departs the Wiehle-Reston East station on Saturday, but major changes across Metrorail are beginning this week in preparation for the opening.
A major change in bus service to Dulles International Airport is coming with next week’s opening of the Silver Line Metrorail extension in northern Virginia.
When Metro’s new Silver Line opens later this month, it will provide the first public transportation link between the National Air and Space Museum’s locations in D.C. and northern Virginia.
Officials are conducting an emergency response drill at one of the soon-to-open stations on the Silver Line.