Silver Line Phase 2: Progressing Toward Safe, Reliable Service in Spring 2022

Marcia McAllister Transportation, Tysons Update

Trains running along corridor as part of essential  ongoing safety, durability testing In December, trains were running along the corridor between the Ashburn and Wiehle-Reston East stations as part of simulated service testing. There were no passengers aboard. Observers along the Reston-Herndon corridor and westward along the Dulles Greenway to Ashburn were hopeful as they saw the trains running at service-level …

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

Syrina White Transportation, Tysons Update

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 median of the Dulles …

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

Syrina White Transportation, Tysons Update

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 as well as through Dulles …

Silver Line Work Continues as Winter Approaches

Marcia McAllister Transportation, Tysons Update

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 Stark has a goal to …

Details Of Summer-Long Shutdown Announced For Vienna Metro

EMILY LEAYMAN - THE PATCH Transportation, Tysons Update

Via the Patch By  Emily Leayman The Vienna Metro will be shut down for the summer, while a nearby station will remain open with limited service. The Vienna Metro and two other Orange Line stations will be closed between Memorial Day and Labor Day in 2020, Metro announced Wednesday. The seven-mile stretch of the Orange Line will see its platforms …

All Aboard

Marcia McAllister Transportation, Tysons Update

Ridership Grows at Silver Line Stations Ridership at two of the four Silver Line Metrorail stations in Tysons Corner is soaring. Mixed-use developments are springing up, filling the skies with creative architecture.  New businesses are opening, along with a wonderland of all sorts of new eateries and food stores.

When Phase 2 of the Silver Line opens, Reston Residents Will Be Served by Three Stations: the Phase One Wiehle-Reston, the Reston Town Center Station and Herndon Station.

Marcia McAllister Transportation, Tysons Update

Here’s a  close-up of the Herndon Station. It is is being constructed by Capital Rail Constructors, a joint venture of Clark Construction LLC and Kiewit Infrastructure South Co., as part of of the Silver Line extension to Dulles Airport and Loudoun County. Herndon Station includes: Bus drop-off and pick-up (south side) Kiss & ride (existing) 5 lockers (south) Bike racks …

Fairfax County leaders break ground on improvements to Route 7

Virginia Department of Transportation Transportation, Tysons Update

State and local partners broke ground today on almost seven miles of transportation improvements coming to Leesburg Pike (Route 7) that will increase capacity, improve safety and traffic flow, and provide better mobility for cyclists and pedestrians. The project includes adding a third lane to Route 7 in each direction from Reston Avenue to Jarrett Valley Drive in Tysons, building shared-use …

Vienna Town Council mulls e-scooter regulations

Michael Dranove Transportation, Tysons Update

Vienna Town Council members expressed concern at Monday’s Work Session over how to regulate e-scooter usage.  Issues raised by the council included the number of scooters that would be allowed in the Town at any given time, designated parking places for scooters, and whether scooters would be allowed to drive on the road or on the sidewalk.  On the latter …

Bad intersections and bike lane planning

Fairfax Alliance for Better Bicycling Transportation, Tysons Update Leave a Comment

This article was reposted with the permission of the Fairfax Alliance for Better Bicycling. On June 5, 2019, the Fairfax County Department of Transportation held a public hearing on its Intersection Improvement Study at Spring Hill Road and Lewinsville Road. The study includes plans for bike and pedestrian facilities, which is good, but the hearing highlighted a couple of problems with …