b'22 IADPASSENGER TRANSPORT FACTS&FIGURES Project: Metrorail Extension Location:Washington Dulles Intl Airport Scope: Extending Silver Line from Reston, VA, to Dulles Airport & and Loudoun County, VACost: $3.2 billion Funding:Variety of state, county & federal sources (FTA & USDOT Build America Bureau), including tolls, commercial tax districts, federal grants & loansDesign-Build: Commenced in 2015Service Began: Nov. 2022Expected Ridership: 23,000 passenger trips/dayTop Speed: 75 mph Capacity: 130 seats/2-car pair Long-Awaited Rail ExtensionRail Line Length: 11.4 milesIs Just the Ticket to Spur Growth Stations: 6 Aerial Guideway: 13,550 ft. long at Washington Dulles BY JENNIFER DAACK WOOLSONSystem Operator: Washington Metro Area Transit AuthoritySystem Provider: Mass Electric Corp. supportedNearly 60 years and billions ofthe airports growth, says by ARINC (Communications), Powell (Traction Power),dollars in the making, the Silver LineRichard Golinowski, vice Hitachi (ATC) Extension opened Nov. 15, 2022,president and airport System Consultant:Lea & Elliot connecting customers to six new stations,manager at IAD. Part Train Cars: Kawasaski 7000 series including one at Washington D.C.s Dullesof our master plan is to Program Consultant:Jacobs Engineering GroupInternational Airport (IAD). The new 11.4 milesexpand our facilities. (prime) with Kimley-Horn, Lea+Elliott, MPB & otherof Metrorail track expanded the WashingtonBy 2045, we anticipate subconsultants Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA)being double the size ofRICHARD GOLINOWSKIDesign-Build Contractor:Capital Railsystem to provide service between Reston andwhat we are today as far Constructors (GVClark Construction Group LLC;eastern Loudoun County, both in Virginia. Theas passengers and facilities, and the Silver Kiewit Infrastructure South Co.) project also includes a modern rail yard andLine plays right into that growth plan. Construction Manager:Metropolitan Washingtonmaintenance facility (the areas largest) that sitsLike so many other airports, IAD is still Airports Authorityon 96 acres of airport property. Overall, it isfeeling the effects of COVID, but Golinowski Architect for Dulles Station: Skidmore, Owingsone of the largest capital construction projectsnotes that passenger traffic made a strong & Merrill in the U.S.recovery in 2022 with activity at 85% of Facilities Designer: Parsons TransportationTo be sure, the $3.2 billion Silver Line2019. We believe that in 2023, well be at or Group, Dewberry Extension will provide easier access for IADabove our 2019 numbers, he adds. Then, Civil Engineer/Design:Parsons Transportationemployees and passengers, especially thosewe expect a steady 2% to 3% growth every Group, Dewberry who live east of the Potomac River. But ityear after that.Electrical Subcontractor: Ennis also will provide a shot of adrenaline to fuel January | February 2023AirportImprovement.com'