WASHINGTON — Two northern Virginian House Democrats have introduced legislation that would authorize the study of an expansion of the Washington Metrorail deeper into the commonwealth.

Reps. Gerry Connolly and Jim Moran introduced the Northern Virginia Metrorail Extension Act (H.R. 907) to explore the possibility of expanding the nation's second-busiest subway system, citing expectations of vast population growth in the region and the worst traffic congestion among U.S. metro areas.

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