From Greater Greater Washington <[email protected]>
Subject Inside the opening day of Metro's Silver Line extension
Date November 19, 2022 2:00 PM
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Here's our roundup of this week's must-read posts!


“That, my friends, is new Metro station smell”: Inside the opening day of Metro’s Silver Line Phase II
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by John Besche (Contributor), Jacob Isaacs (Guest Contributor) • November 16, 2022

The future is now: After years of planning and challenges, Metro’s Silver Line extension finally opened to the public this week, providing much-needed transit access for residents in Loudoun County, and beyond.
Can Tysons transform into a bona fide city? Maybe, but it won’t be easy.
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by George Kevin Jordan (Editor-in-Chief) • November 15, 2022

What would you do if you were tasked with doubling the number of jobs and raising the number of residents from about 14,000 people to 100,000 in a city? Plus you need to add 113 million square feet of new construction (for reference, Tysons mall is two million square feet). And that city needs to be a bustling urban center at all hours.
The Metrorail system has grown to 97 stations
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by Stephen Repetski (Editorial Board Alum) • November 16, 2022

With speeches, a ribbon cutting, and plenty of cheering, Metro opened the long-awaited Silver Line rail extension, finally bringing Metrorail service out into Loudoun County by way of Dulles Airport.
Southwest DC mobility innovation pilot could provide high-tech transportation equity solutions
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by Emily Owen (Contributor) • November 14, 2022

After being paused for COVID-19, Southwest DC’s mobility innovation district is ready to pilot transportation equity through on-demand electric mini-buses.
Silt, slips, and snakeheads: DC Council considers establishing a comprehensive planning body for the District’s waterways amid financial, environmental woes
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by John Besche (Contributor) • November 17, 2022

Despite budgetary challenges, the DC Council wants to create a District Waterways Management Authority as well as a District Waterways Management Commission to ensure the area's waterways continue to be an asset.

JOB POSTING: We’re looking for a great Managing Editor to join GGWash!
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