As the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project moves forward with Phase 2, construction also moves forward on a facility of equal importance – the Rail Yard and Maintenance Facility. Hensel Phelps (HP) is the contractor building the rail yard. The facility will provide service to Metrorail cars, house trains and provide administrative work space. “The rail […]
Regional planners from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) got a good look at the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project (DCMP) last Thursday. Coming from field offices from across the country, these representatives were excited to learn about one of the largest infrastructure projects in the United States. The FTA is an agency within the Department of […]
Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project Phase 2 crews this summer are installing the Silver Line Phase 2 pedestrian bridges. The pedestrian bridges will provide access for Metrorail passengers to five of the six Phase 2 stations, and will extend over the Dulles Toll Road, Dulles Access Highway, Dulles Greenway, and local roads. The bridges are constructed […]
Loudoun County just opened a new Metrorail Training Simulator located at the Oliver Robert Dubé Fire and Rescue Training Academy in Leesburg. The simulator is comprised of two retired 4000-series railcars from the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). The simulator also has two parallel sections of track with a high-voltage third rail to help […]
New railcars are about to be a staple of the Silver Line. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) announced that it would be adding two 7000-series trains to regular service on the Silver Line. That means more reliable service and more eight-car trains for Silver Line customers. Most of the trains currently running on […]
Atop of the list of considerations that designers of Metro’s Silver Line extension through Dulles International Airport was protecting the main terminal’s façade, the result of one of architect Eero Saarinen’s creative bursts.
With the advent of car sharing companies like Zipcar and ride services such as Uber and Lyft, travelers these days have many options for getting around besides driving their own cars. Tysons and Reston residents, employees, and visitors now have another option for navigating the often congested traffic in Tysons; Capital Bikeshare, otherwise known as […]