New Metrorail Training Simulator

Robert O’Shaughnessy Tysons Update

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 first responders train to respond …

7000-Series is Coming to the Silver Line

Robert O’Shaughnessy Tysons Update

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 the Silver Line are in …

Saarinen’s Purpose in Design

Dusty Smith Tysons Update

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.

Bikeshare in Tysons

Bruce Wright Tysons Update

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 CaBi.

Atlantic Realty and Angelo, Gordon Acquire Tysons (VA) Office Complex for $78.8 Million

TysonsToday Staff Tysons Update

$6 Million Renovation Planned for 348,000 SF Property Near Metro Atlantic Realty Companies of Tysons, VA (“Atlantic”) and New York-based alternative investment firm Angelo, Gordon & Co. have acquired Tysons Concourse from California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) for $78.8 million. Tysons Concourse consists of two Class A office buildings located near Atlantic’s headquarters in the heart of rapidly transforming …

Hand Mining: One of the Toughest Jobs on Silver Line Phase 2

Dusty Smith Tysons Update

As work on the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project (DCMP) progresses and Phase 2 of Metro’s Silver Line begins to take shape, some of the toughest work on the project is conducted underground, out of public sight. About 1,400 people currently are working on the project, which extends the Silver Line from the Wiehle-Reston East Station westward through Dulles International Airport …