Friday Morning Notes

The Latest on the Silver Line Phase II — “The stations and most of the rail yard appear to be ready to go and only await some finishing touches. New train testing started Wednesday, and fixes to other switch issues should allow new Metro trains to join the testing program next month.” [WTOP]

Appalachian Music, Stories at Herndon Event — For $10, attendees can enjoy an evening of Appalachian music and original stories from the hills of Virginia told by members of the Join Shoestring Theatre Company. The event takes place at ArtsSpace from 7:30-9:30 p.m. [Eventbrite]

Reston Company Wins $43 Million Contract — “Intelligent Waves LLC, an end-to-end information technology government solutions provider, announced the Department of the Interior, Interior Business Center has awarded it a $43 million Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase III contract. These contracts are part of a highly competitive U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) initiative.” [BusinessWire]

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