Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Things are moving fast - especially when you time-lapse record it - at future Metro station.
In a little less than two years, a giant 2,300-space parking garage, a Metro station and space for future retail development has sprung up in a former commuter parking lot at Wiehle Avenue and Sunset Hills Road. The Wiehle-Reston East Metro is expected to open in December. Meanwhile, enjoy this time lapse video of crews at work from Comstock, the developer of the area surrounding the station. Keep up wtih all Silver Line news. Subscribe to Reston Patch's free daily newsletter.
Monday, March 25, 2013
Ever wonder what 15,000 gallons of paint looks like? Crew are hard at work on the interior of the parking garage at Metro's new Wiehle-Reston East station. The station and garage are expected to open in December. Read all Silver Line news on Reston Patch's Silver Line Topics Page.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Knueven, Thompson and Cohn discuss improving existing assets and preparing for a transit-oriented Reston at 2013 Candidates Forum.
Metro is coming to Reston, but is Reston ready for Metro? That was the recurring theme of Monday night's Reston Association candidates forum, where the three candidates for three open board spots answered pre- submitted questions from RA members and RA Election Committee members. Since all three candidates are running unopposed - the first time this has happened since 2009 - they are all but assured three-year terms on the board. However, RA By-Laws say there must be an election and there must be a quorum of 10 percent of the eligible votes for each district. So At-Large candidate Ken Knueven (current RA president), North Point candidate Tim Cohn and Lake Anne/Tall Oaks candidate Eve Thompson participated in the relatively mellow forum - …
Reston Citizens Association report offers 20 ways to improve bus service to Metro's Wiehle-Reston East station.
Metro is scheduled to open its first Silver Line station in Reston in December. With the improved rail access comes predictions of a traffic mess for locals. The Reston Citizens Association has a new report on how to improve bus transportation to the Wiehle-Reston East station. RCA also recently authored a report on how to improve Wiehle Avenue, which will surely have an impact as Metro riders use it to access the 2,300-space parking garage at the station. The newest report, Building on Reston's Transit Tradition: Enhancing Bus Service with the Arrival of Metrorail, offers 20 recommendations. Among them: * Maximize public transit service to Wiehle Station. Encourage use of public transit by making Reston bus service more frequent, …
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Fairfax County stopped by Reston's future Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail station to take a look at the work in progress. The station is scheduled to be finished in August, and the Metro is slated to open in December 2013. To read all Reston Patch stories on the Silver Line, click here.