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Connolly Statement on Announcement of Silver Line Extension Opening Day

Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, released the following statement today regarding Metro's announcement that the Silver Line extension will be open to riders on November 15, 2022:

“As one of the earliest and strongest proponents of the Silver Line, I am thrilled that we are officially only two weeks away from fully operational Metro service to Dulles. I have been proud to champion the Silver Line for nearly three decades — first as a Supervisor tasked with rezoning Tysons for transit, then Chairman of the Board during the battles to get the project back on track, and finally in Congress to help ink the final funding deal and conduct oversight of Silver Line construction. So I know this extension has been a long time coming, and I know its completion has not been easy. But it is worth it. Already, the Silver Line is already giving rise to a corridor that will be the economic engine of Virginia for generations to come. I am excited for this new chapter in Metro’s history, and I can’t wait for Northern Virginians and all who visit our communities to enjoy the benefits of the newly completed Silver Line.”  
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