No word yet on what the lucky duck gets in terms of gifts (if any), but the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is getting ready to welcome the one-millionth passenger who arrived at Washington Dulles International Airport by way of the airport station on the Silver Line.
“We’re going to celebrate – we’re trying to figure out the exact day,” authority president/CEO Jack Potter said. He pegged early October as when the threshold will be surpassed.
“If you need a millionth . . . just call me and I’ll ride over real quick,” chuckled authority board member Kate Hanley, a Virginia appointee to the body.
The Washington Dulles station was one of six that opened last November, extending the Silver Line from Reston west to Ashburn and wrapping up a 23-mile extension project that began in 2009.