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Richard Sarles: Metro Targets May 27 Takeover of Silver Line

Metro General Manager Richard Sarles said the transit agency plans to take over the Silver Line as early as next week and expects the move to expedite the opening of the new rail line, the Washington Post reported Monday. “For planning purposes, we’re targeting May 27…  That’s what we’re headed …

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Metro Seeks Mixed-Use Partners for Transit-Based Development Effort

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority will accept proposals from real estate developers through March for mixed-use developments near five Metro stations, the Washington Post reported Monday. Jonathan O’Connell writes that Metro officials unveiled conceptual plans to build residential, commercial or parking facilities on properties situated close to the Brookland, …

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LaHood Says Metro’s Silver Line Is a Model for Success

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says the Metro’s Silver Line construction to Dulles International Airport would be the model for future projects in the country, WTOP reports. Speaking at the 30th Anniversary celebration of the Washington Airports Task Force, LaHood said the Silver Line agreement and funding deal have been …

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Senate OKs Transportation Bill, Federal Transit Safety Oversight

The Senate voted 74-19 to approve a two-year transportation package that would allocate nearly $2 billion in funds for highway and transit projects in Virginia over the next two years. Sen. Mark Warner’s office announced Friday that the package also includes federal safety standards for transit systems nationwide. Warner said …

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