Kaine Statement On Silver Line Opening
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on the opening of the Silver Line:
“Today is an exciting day. Working on Phase 1 of the Silver Line remains one of the most challenging projects I’ve worked on in my 20 years of public service. In Northern Virginia, it has been a long-held dream to extend the Metro to this corridor. The Silver Line will boost the regional economy, improve daily life for thousands of commuters, and ultimately enable Dulles to reach its full potential as an international airport. Seeing this project – which began as a concept on paper – come to life today shows we can accomplish big things with hard work and bipartisan cooperation."
As Governor, Kaine played a critical role in securing a $900 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration for Phase 1 of the Silver Line.