Saturday, July 14, 2012
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority says the project is moving into the next phase.
Saturday, July 14, 2012
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority has begun the process of selecting a design-build contractor for Phase 2 of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project. Beginning Phase 2 is an important milestone for the project to extend to the Dulles Airport and into Loudoun County, MWAA announced on Friday. MWAA has issued a Request for Qualifications Information in order to solicit information from potential bidders for the 11.5-mile project that will extend from Wiehle Avenue in Reston west to Dulles Airport, ending at Route 772 in eastern Loudoun County. The RFQI has been posted on the Airports Authority website and can be found here. “We are grateful to our project partners in the Federal Government, Virginia, Fairfax and Loudoun …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
'Rush Plus' expands service during rush hour
Metro rolled out its new rush hour program, "Rush Plus," on Monday during rush hour on the Green, Yellow, Blue and Orange lines. For those who use the Blue and Orange Lines, the changes will mean more frequent trains for Orange Line riders and longer waits for Blue Line customers. Rush Plus "is designed to ease crowding, improve the commuting experience for Metrorail riders on the Orange, Blue, Green and Yellow lines, and prepare for the future Silver Line," according to the metro press release about the changes. Expanded service will result in 18 new Orange Line trains during rush hour. The increased service will impact 21 stations, to include Foggy Bottom and Rosslyn. Though the same number of trains will travel through Foggy Bottom and …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Supervisors received an update about the potential revenue generated by participating in Metro's Silver Line project.
Saturday, May 12, 2012
A trio of panelists promoted the opportunities they believe rail to Loudoun represents as partners await Loudoun’s decision.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Supervisors who question rail project are pondering a question some thought was answered long ago.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Reston 2020 Committee says traffic on secondary Herndon and Reston roads could increase by 30,000 vehicles in 2014 due to rising Dulles Toll Road rates.
The Reston 2020 Committee recently expressed concern about Dulles Toll Road rates sending increasing traffic onto local streets because of the costs of the Dulles Metrorail Project, according to The Washington Post. The Reston 2020 Committee is predicting that traffic on weekdays on Route 7 and other secondary roads in Herndon and Reston may increase by 30,000 vehicles in 2014, which is slated to be the first full year of the Dulles Metrorail’s operation. The toll rate by 2014 is expected to be $4.50 each way. “The tolls will be doubling in 2014,” Terry Maynard told The Washington Post. “That’s going to drive a large portion of toll road traffic to local roads, and the local roads are already crowded. The congestion will be that much worse…
Thursday, March 29, 2012
According to the Virginia Department of Transportation construction on Phase I of the Dulles Metrorail Project is 70 percent complete.
Northern Virginia commuters will continue to navigate around major construction in the coming months as the Virginia Department of Transportation sticks to its aggressive completion schedule for transportation projects. Steve Titunik, VDOT's communications director, said he was proud of what VDOT and its partners had been able to accomplish and hoped that construction on the state's many projects, including express lanes on I-95 and the Capital Beltway, would stay on schedule. “Spring seems to have started early, which is great news for us,” he said. Dulles Metrorail Construction on Phase I of the Dulles Metrorail project is currently 70 percent complete, said John Lynch, VDOT's regional transportation program director. It’s on schedule …
Thursday, March 22, 2012
The Virginia Senate Finance Committee approved an additional $300 million in funding for Phase 2 of the Dulles Metrorail Project. It needs the approval of the House of Delegates and Gov. McDonnell.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
The Senate Finance Committee unanimously approved a Senate budget that includes an amendment that would provide an additional $300 million in state funding for Phase 2 of the Dulles Metrorail Project. The amendment was offered by Senators Janet Howell (D-32) and Mark Herring (D-33). The $300 million would be in addition to the $150 million the state already committed to the project, bringing the total contribution from the Commonwealth to $450 million. The funding would help keep tolls lower on the Dulles Toll Road. “This is great news for Northern Virginia,” Howell said in a press release. “We believed all along the state needed to step up and make a major contribution toward the completion of Phase 2. The original Senate budget, which…
Monday, March 19, 2012
A public hearing on Phase 2 of Dulles Metrorail is set for 5 p.m. Tuesday, during board meeting in Fairfax.
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will hold a public hearing on the county’s role in Phase 2 of the Dulles Metrorail project at 5 p.m. Tuesday during their regularly scheduled meeting. Fairfax County transportation officials held hearings during the last week to inform residents how the $2.7 billion project was being financed and to gather ideas for station names. According to officials, Fairfax County will contribute anywhere from $900 million to $965 million for both phases of the construction. On Tuesday, the board will cover the financing of the project, but station names, a popular topic in the Silver Line discussion, will not be part of the hearing. As of last week, 13,000 responses had been submitted to a survey seeking input …
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
What should Herndon's future Metro station be named? Fairfax County's board of supervisors likes Herndon-Reston West.
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is looking to give area residents a chance at helping choose the names for the stations along the Dulles Metrorail Project. Fairfax County’s board of supervisors already has preferred names, including Herndon-Reston West for the station that will drop riders off at the Town of Herndon to the north. Riders who exit to the south will find themselves at the Herndon-Monroe Park and Ride. What name do you think the Herndon station should have? Options are Herndon, Herndon-Monroe and Herndon-Reston West. Fairfax County's preferred names are marked with an asterisk in the survey. Take the online survey by copying and pasting the following link into your browser's address bar: http://new.…