A Virtual Visit to the Herndon Metrorail Station

While Phase 2 of the Silver Line is not yet open to the public, here’s the Herndon South Pavilion with the green canopy of the long-existing Herndon-Monroe bus bays to the right. Looking north beyond the pavilion one can see the pedestrian bridge leading over the eastbound Dulles Toll Road and Access Highway lanes to […]

Gone But Not Forgotten: Transit-oriented Development Changes the View

Change has indeed come to the north side of Leesburg Pike along Westpark and Greensboro drives in Tysons since the arrival of the Silver Line in 2014. Once dominated by office structures and the landmark West Park Hotel—which has been demolished and serves as a parking area while awaiting redevelopment—the area is quickly becoming a strong example of […]

Tysons Update

Reston Town Center Next Rising Up Along Silver Line Phase 2 Alignment As the region’s economy continues its post-pandemic upswing, so do new mixed-use developments near the new rail stations along the Silver Line corridor. For example, new construction between Reston Town Center and the rail line dominates the skyline along Sunrise Valley Drive near Reston Town Center Station. […]

The End of the Line: Congresswoman Wexton Visits the Silver Line Phase 2’s Ashburn Station

Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton, serving Virginia’s 10th District, recently paid a visit to the Ashburn Metrorail Station – the final stop for Phase 2 of the Silver Line, a 23-mile extension of Metro, the Washington, DC, region’s heavy rail public transportation system. Often touted as Data Center Alley, Ashburn is northwest of Washington-Dulles International Airport in […]

The South Pavilion at Ashburn Metorail Station

THE END OF THE LINE — So here’s what’s at the end – or, if you’re a Loudouner, the beginning – of Phase 2 of the Silver Line: Ashburn Station, where punch list work and other finishing touches are taking place. Ashburn and five other Phase 2 stations will open at the same time after […]

Improvements to the Old Meadow Road Intersection

It’s been a long time coming for residents and businesses along the Route 123/Old Meadow Road area of McLean/Tysons, but road work related to Phase 1 of the Silver Line’s McLean Station is wrapping up. Crews have been working for several years to make improvements to the Old Meadow Road intersection that realign it perfectly […]

Tysons Silver Line Update: Progress Continues as Leaders Target September Deadline

Phase 2 of the Silver Line, which will extend Metrorail service from the Wiehle Reston East Station west to Ashburn, will be ready for transfer from the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (Airports Authority) to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) this fall. Charles Stark, an Airports Authority executive vice president and head of rail project, […]

Charles Stark, Executive Director of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project, Talks About Phase 2

For the past seven years, Charles Stark has been the executive director in charge of The Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project. Now he has announced he will be retiring in July, a few weeks after announcing that the project, labeled the Silver Line and being built by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, will be ready in September for […]