Washington Metro’s Silver Line Extension Opens Next Week

The Washington Post reports, the Silver Line extension of the Washington Metro rail system is scheduled to open next Tuesday, November 15. “While four years behind schedule, the $3 billion project will bring the first rail connections between the Washington region’s largest economic powerhouses — downtown D.C. and Tysons — the area’s international airport and the nation’s wealthiest county.” The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) managed the problem-plagued construction of the line, which started in 2014. It funded nearly half its project budget — and $200 million in cost overruns — with toll revenue from the Dulles Toll Road, one of its assets. MWAA transferred control of the line to Metro in June.