TYSONS UPDATE

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 […]

Spring 2021 Update

JW Marriott Lands in Reston Iconic Brand’s Announcement Welcome News For Dulles Corridor The economic future of the Dulles Corridor—from Tysons to Reston, through Herndon, across the Route 28/Innovation area and into eastern Loudoun County—got a gigantic show of faith in early February. Reston-based Comstock Holdings Inc. announced that a landmark JW Marriott is coming […]

James Van Zee: Pushing the Paperwork that Kept the Silver Line Moving Forward

For 13 years, James Van Zee has overseen critical but seldom seen documents — hundreds of them — necessary to build the $4.6 billion Silver Line project that when opened will provide Metrorail service along the dynamic Dulles Corridor As the planning and project development manager, Van Zee has dealt with Fairfax County’s zoning rules […]

Tysons Update

Meet the Staff: Mercedes Kamencik Communication. Teamwork. Positive feedback. Those words describe Mercedes Kamencik. Between her work ethic and these guiding principles, Mercedes has achieved success working first on Phase 1 and now on Phase 2 of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project, best known as the Silver Line Metrorail extension being built by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. Officially, […]

WMATA, MWAA Celebrate Public Art Along The Silver Line

To celebrate National Arts and Humanities Month this October, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) is shining a light on its Art in Transit program, which incorporates distinctive visual and performing artworks into the Metrorail system.   This program utilizes the special advantages of a transit environment to beautify the Metrorail stations as well […]