The Dulles Rail Imbroglio

The plans for rail service in the Dulles corridor date back to the mid-1960s. This paper provides a brief overview of the proposed transit project. As currently conceived, the rail line would be built in two phases: Phase One involving an 11-mile extension of the regional Metrorail system through Tysons Corner, an iconic suburban megacenter, to the town of Reston; and Phase Two would extend the rail line by another 12 miles to Dulles International Airport and beyond. The environmental review process was completed in December 2004 and preliminary engineering of Phase One is scheduled for completion by the end of 2005. Preliminary engineering for Phase Two is expected to be completed by mid-2006, completion of the first section of the rail line is planned by 2011, and of the second segment by 2015.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: 2p
  • Serial:
    • Innovation Briefs
    • Volume: 16
    • Issue Number: 5
    • Publisher: Urban Mobility Corporation
    • ISSN: 1071-393X

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  • Accession Number: 01005813
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 21 2005 7:58AM