TYSONS UPDATE

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 […]

Silver Line Phase 2 Windscreen Updates Progress at Dulles Airport Station

Structural steel erection work is complete on the north and south sides of the Dulles Airport Station. The steel will support louvers on the north side of the station and the glass windscreen on the south side facing the main airport terminal. Once the contractor, W.M. Schlosser Co., completes welding work, crews will begin applying the steel […]

Stormwater Management Facilities Construction for Silver Line Phase 2 Remains on Track

Silver Line Phase 2 crews have been working hard to build a series of stormwater ponds to collect and treat water runoff along the alignment. There are 15 stormwater management facilities positioned all along the rail alignment –which runs in the median of the Dulles Toll Road/Dulles International Airport Access Highway and the Dulles Greenway […]

Windscreen to Complete Iconic Look of Airport Metro Station, Mimic Main Terminal

Work underway at Dulles International Airport will give the future Metro station at Dulles Airport a shape that mimics the airport’s main terminal. The windscreen will not only protect future rail passengers from winds, it will create a dramatic vista, matching the iconic Eero Saarinen-designed airport terminal that the station faces across Saarinen Circle, also […]

Airports Authority Focusing on Safety and Quality as Contractors Fall Behind Schedule Questions are flowing into the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project office regarding the possible completion and opening date of Phase 2 of the Silver Line. Both contractors missed their scheduled completion dates called for in their separate contracts to build the $2.6 billion project. […]

Silver Line Work Continues as Winter Approaches

As 2020 approaches, the owners, builders and future operators of Phase 2 of the Silver Line from the Wiehle-Reston East Station to Ashburn Station are working to ensure construction completion so that commuters by this time next year can be riding the trains. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority’s Dulles Corridor Rail Project Vice President Charles […]