Several Patches in Northern Virginia, Montgomery County and Washington recently ran a three-part series called "Silver Lining," exploring different aspects of the new Silver Line Metro, which will eventually extend through downtown and out past Dulles International Airport.
It has been dubbed by authorities a "Virginia Megaproject" and the series garnered it's fair share of comments from readers.
Sean Tully commented on the Georgetown Patch page, "I think it is great the Georgetown Patch is focusing on the new, much needed Silver Line. It is ironic though considering Georgetown fought tooth and nail to keep the Metro out of their neighborhood."
In Falls Church, Marek Zalewski agreed with experts who said traffic will probably always be congested around Tysons Corner. "Despite what the proponents might be saying, the vehicular traffic is bound to increase," he said.
After an article about how regional economists say the benefits of the new line will outweigh high price tag, Bob Bruhns disagreed on the Falls Church Patch, saying, "The astronomically high price of this line defeats its purported purpose of improving local transportation."
Also on the Falls Church Patch, a reader named George said "We always seem to try doing projects for the least possible and then wonder why they are so often dismal failures."
For a full look at the series, including all articles, multimedia and additional comments, click here.