The agency that operates the region's Metrorail system expects to take control of the behind-schedule Silver Line extension through Tysons Corner later this month.
Metro says it intends to take control of Silver Line on May 27, setting up an opening date for passengers this summer, News4's Transportation Reporter Adam Tuss reported.
The $2.9 billion project was built by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, which oversees Reagan and Dulles airports. Eventually, the Silver Line will extend out to Dulles, though that phase of the project is still several years away.
On Monday, Metro General Manager Richard Sarles said his agency will take control of the line from MWAA later this month. That starts a window of up to 90 days for testing and training.
Sarles said he hopes passengers might be able to use the line by early August.
So, Metro has up to 90 days to complete a series of tests on Silver Line. If they take it May 27, latest the line would open is late August — Adam Tuss (@AdamTuss) May 19, 2014
Tuss says Metro is optimistic the line will pass inspection