Silver Line won't be completed until 2017
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority announced Wednesday that the so-called Silver Line would begin carrying passengers to the Dulles airport by summer 2017, a year after the projected opening, the Washington Examiner reports.
Authority board members were supposed to make a recommendation for building the Dulles rail station either above or below ground, but deferred that decision after a debate about costs. Either way, the completion dates for the 23-mile rail project were moved back by as much as a year, according to the Examiner.
"We have to be focused on cost, and our funding partners are right in insisting on that," board member Robert Brown, who urged the committee to look at other areas of the project for potential savings, told the Washington Examiner.
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