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D.C. Metro inspector to review Silver Line construction issues

Management & Operations| September 21, 2018

Including concerns around the quality of concrete used in the project and other construction elements and practices.

WMATA announces contracting opportunity for Silver Line extension

Rail| September 19, 2018

Under the agency's plan to "Keep Metro Safe, Reliable and Affordable," the use of competitive contracting is recommended as a way to control operating and maintenance costs

Rail| July 28, 2015

D.C. Metro celebrates first year of Silver Line service

More than 35,000 weekday trips were taken to or from the five new Silver Line stations last month, an average of 17,088 riders per day. 

Rail| March 5, 2015

San Diego debuts restored trolley for Silver Line

The 68-year old streetcar was acquired as part of a trade with United Transportation Corporation (UTC)/Rail Air Sources (RAS) in exchange for two Siemens U-2 light rail vehicles that were phased out of the MTS fleet.

Rail| December 23, 2014

Phase 2 of D.C.'s Dulles Silver Line receives $598M in loans

When combined with the $1.278 billion TIFIA loan to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority that closed in August, the U.S. Department of Transportation has provided $1.87 billion in TIFIA loans to support the construction of Phase Two, which represents the largest TIFIA assistance for a single project in the program’s history.

Bus| August 26, 2014

The Rapid launches BRT line

The FTA contributed approximately $32 million toward the $40 million total Silver Line project cost, including $19 million through its Capital Investment Grant Program and $13 million through its Bus and Bus Facilities Grant Program.
Management & Operations| July 29, 2014

D.C. Metro Silver Line Grand Opening

WMATA's new Silver Line rail line is the largest expansion of Metrorail
Management & Operations| July 25, 2014

Thirty dancers hype D.C. Silver Line opening in new ad

Agency will begin airing the ad Saturday afternoon following the grand opening ceremony.
Rail| July 25, 2014

D.C. Metro Silver Line Ad

On Thursday, D.C. Metro previewed a new television ad to promote the Silver Line that will begin airing Saturday afternoon following the grand opening ceremony. 

Management & Operations| June 24, 2014

Metro announces Silver Line opening date

Announcement follows two weeks of progress by the Airports Authority and their contractor to resolve open work items. D.C. Metro GM/CEO Richard Sarles noted that there are still remaining items — such as obtaining Certificates of Occupancy — that are expected to be resolved prior to the opening date.
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