Come Learn About the Silver Line

March 4th, 2013

Come learn about the new Silver Line next week

Come learn about the new Silver Line this week and next

Join us for a series of community events to learn about service improvements to bus and rail coming along with the new Silver Line service to Tysons Corner and Reston.  We will be on-hand to discuss what the new service means to you, including changes to the Orange and Blue Lines, and local buses.

The “main event” will be three Open Houses which will feature informational exhibits on rail and bus service, a table where we will be collecting public feedback, a section for children’s activities as well as a “WMATA tools section” where folks can learn about Next Bus, sign-up for e-Alerts and get other useful information. Here’s the schedule and locations:

–      Tuesday, March 12, 5-8p at Faith Temple #2 Baptist Church, 211 Maryland Park Drive, Capitol Hgts., MD 20743 (walk from Capitol Heights Metrorail station, Metrobus 96 or 97)

–      Thursday, March 14, 5-8p at the Reston Community Center Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA 20191 (Fairfax Connector: RIBS 1/3, RIBS 2 & Route 551)

–      Saturday, March 16, 11a-4p at the Sheraton Crystal City, 1800 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA  22202 (walk from Crystal City Metrorail station, Metrobus 9A, 9E, 9S, 10A, 10E)

Prior to the Open Houses, we will host a series of smaller events or “Pop-Ups” this week in the community.   At each of these, we’ll be stationed at a table to answer your questions, provide information and give you a chance to provide us your feedback.  Here’s the schedule and locations for these events:

–      March 5, 4-6p at Largo Town Center Metro

–      March 7, 4-6p at West Falls Church Metro

–      March 8, 10a-2p at Tysons Corner Center Mall I (on the first floor near Barnes & Noble)

–      March  8, 4-6p at Pentagon City Metro

–      March 9, 10a-2p at the Eden Center (6751 Wilson Blvd, Falls Church, VA 22044)

The public comment period will run from February 28 through March 18, 2013.  You may submit your comments at the events or online on the project’s website,

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  1. March 5th, 2013 at 08:06 | #1

    Where at the Eden Center? It’s kind of a big place. Which store?

  2. Joe
    March 5th, 2013 at 11:22 | #2

    Bring a gun if you plan to set up shop in the Eden Center. Why not do something at East Falls Church as well, since it is going to be the transfer station? I’m sure riders there have questions. And really, Capitol Heights?

  3. Justin
    March 6th, 2013 at 12:24 | #3

    @Michael Perkins We’ll be in the Saigon East Mini Mall, or if the weather’s nice enough we will set up by the water fountain (in between Eden Mini Mall and the Sidewalk Stores).

  4. Justin
    March 6th, 2013 at 12:25 | #4

    @Joe Yes, we’re doing outreach along the Blue Line to Largo, since the Silver Line will effect rail service along that branch as well as in Virginia.

  5. Tim
    March 7th, 2013 at 21:42 | #5

    “We will be on-hand to discuss what the new service means to you, including changes to the Orange and Blue Lines, and local buses.”

    Is this information online anywhere? Or do we have to come to one of the events to get it?

    Really hope this doesn’t mean the Blue Line is about to get even worse…

  6. recyclist
    March 8th, 2013 at 08:52 | #6

    Tim, sadly the Silver Line doesn’t bring any good news for Blue Line riders:

  7. Tim
    March 8th, 2013 at 18:52 | #7

    Thanks, recyclist: I guess :(

    Guess I’ll be commuting a lot more by bike! See ya, Metro.

  8. Justin
    March 12th, 2013 at 09:23 | #8

    @Tim Hi Tim – yes, items on bus and rail went to our Board this winter, and stay tuned for additional explanation here as well.

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