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Although it's years away from completion, the new Silver Line will give flyers a reason to choose IAD over the more convenient Regan National or even BWI.

The long-pursued vision of Washington and its sprawling suburbs tied together by Metrorail took a leap forward Tuesday as Loudoun County committed to support Metro’s Silver Line extension to Dulles International Airport and into eastern Loudoun.

After months of heated debate and tense negotiations, the 5 to 4 vote by the Board of Supervisors appeared to end the latest, and perhaps the last, round of uncertainty over the fate of the Silver Line.

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