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Silver Line Phase 1 Status Report-Sept. 16, 2014

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Silver Line Phase 1 Status Report-Sept. 16, 2014

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Silver Line Phase 1 Status Report-Sept. 16, 2014

  1. 1. Status • Overall Phase 1 • 15,492 average weekday boardings at the new Silver Line stations (Week of Sept 1) • Approximately 6,000 new riders (prior to Labor Day) • Wiehle has the highest number of entries and exits of any of the new stations • Streetlight installation along Route 7 completed with eastbound Route 7 are currently operational. • Wiehle Garage • As of September 10th, the garage has reached 70% parking utilization. • 270 memberships have been received for the 208- space secure bike room. Typical usage for the room is 60-70 bikes daily. • The 32-space bike unsecure room is full. • Fairfax Connector: • Increases in ridership on routes internal to Reston including, RIBS service. • Decreases in ridership on routes connecting between Herndon-Monroe Park and Ride, and Wiehle-Reston East Station • Ridership is strong between Wiehle, Dulles International Airport, and the Udvar-Hazy Center as well as on the Washington Flyer Silver Line Express between Wiehle and Dulles Airport • Still assessing the weekday off-peak impact the Silver Line has had on ridership • Weekend ridership has increased. • Phase 1 Project Budget - $ 2.906B • $13M unobligated in contingency budget remains • Not all claims finalized • Jan 2015 (estimated) to closeout all financial actions • Other Stations • Bike parking at McLean Station is full • Temporary parking lot has 131 of 700 spaces filled, as of September 9, 2014 • The Board approved a temporary parking agreement for 100 spaces near Tysons Corner Station on September 9, 2014 Follow On Activities • Continuing coordination on close-out items: • Punch lists have been provided to MWAA to address: • Lighting • Kiss and Ride facilities • Stormwater facilities • Road work • West Falls Church Yard • Meetings with MWAA are anticipated to resolve final punch list items 1 September 16, 2014
  2. 2. Status • Package A • Construction of the aerial guideway at Dulles International Airport has started • Utility relocation is underway • 40% of the 100% design packages have been submitted for review. • 42% of all design submitted. • Coordination is ongoing with the Town of Herndon, adjacent land owners, project partners, and County agencies • Herndon and Innovation Center Station garages • Innovation Center Station Garage • Rezoning was approved July 2014 • Design development to be completed in February 2015 and start of construction expected March 2016 • Gordon and HGA Architects have been selected as part of the project team • Herndon Garage • 2232 application was approved June 2014 • Design development to be completed in March 2015 and start of construction expected March 2016 • Gordon and HGA Architects have been selected as part of the project team • Status of Phase 2 Bid Packages: • Packet A - Rail line, station, and systems (includes Innovation Center Station) - Awarded • Packet B - Maintenance Facility at Dulles Airport – Technical Proposals – Awarded July 29, 2014, to Hensel Phelps • NTP – August 2014 • Completion Summer – 2018 • Bid Amount - $252,989,000 Budget/Schedule • Cost Estimate: $2.78B • Substantial Completion: Summer 2018 • Revenue Operations: Late 2018 Current Milestones – Past 30 Days • TIFIA Loan • May 9, 2014 – USDOT approved the loan • County working with USDOT to draft the loan agreements • Final loan agreements will require approval from the Phase 2 Tax District Commission and BOS. Anticipated for October. • County’s financial close of the TIFIA targeted for October 2014 2 September 16, 2014

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