Established in 1998, the Dulles Corridor Rail Association (DCRA) served the Northern Virginia community as the leading advocate for rail in the Dulles corridor.
The Dulles Corridor rail project, better known as Metrorail’s Silver Line, extends rail transit from the East Falls Church Metro rail station on the Orange line to Tysons Corner, Reston, Herndon, the Dulles/Route 28 area, Dulles Airport, and Loudoun County. For nearly two decades, DCRA worked to build business and community support for the project. DCRA also advocated for and advised decision makers on transit-related issues, including funding, operations, station location and access, and use, and implementation issues.
With the opening of the Silver Line Phase 1 to Weihle Avenue in 2014 and with construction well underway of Silver Line Phase 2 serving Western Fairfax, Washington Dulles International Airport and Loudoun County, the purpose of the DCRA has been realized.
In January 2017, DCRA announced a merger with the NVT Alliance. Dulles Corridor rail and a greater mission of supporting improvements and upgrades needed for Metrorail’s long-term sustainability and reliability have been long-standing Alliance priorities.
The Alliance will continue to work with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, the Washington Airports Task Force and other organizations to ensure the Silver Line is completed on schedule and to plan, improve Silver Line access and transit-oriented development throughout the Dulles Corridor.
Keep up to date on the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project http://www.dullesmetro.com/
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