The agency that operates the region's Metrorail system has taken control of the behind-schedule Silver Line.
Metro made the announcement at a news conference Tuesday morning.
The $2.9 billion extension through Tysons Corner 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.
Metro now has 90 days to complete testing and training before it can open to the public. News4 Transportation Reporter Adaim Tuss says Metro is optimistic the line will pass inspection
Metro officials have said they hope passengers will be able to use the line by early August.
When the line opens this summer, service will run from the Wiehle-Reston East station to Largo Town Center.
....trains will run every 6 minutes during rush hour and every 12 to 20 minutes at other times. — Adam Tuss (@AdamTuss) May 27, 2014
Five new stations will be added to the Metro system: McLean, Tysons Corner, Greensboro, Spring Hill and Wiehle-Reston East.