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UPDATED: Hogan Announces Purple Line is Moving Forward

Gov Larry Hogan for slider 450 x280Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has announced that the Purple Line is moving forward. At a news conference this afternoon, the governor said it will require an additional investment from both Montgomery and Prince George’s counties.

The Governor also announced a nearly $2 billion investment in improving roads and bridges across the state. He said one of the improvements would be to reduce congestion on I-270 in both Montgomery and Frederick counties.

Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal said he welcomed the Purple Line news on his Twitter account, noting the project is needed “to improve mobility and the economy.”

ORIGINAL POST Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has scheduled a 2:30 p.m. news conference on Thursday at the State House (Governor’s Reception Room) to discuss transportation infrastructure. A staffer in the Governor’s office said the June 25th news conference would cover a range of transportation issues. Montgomery County Council member Roger Berliner said on his Twitter account that he believes this must be Purple Line related. Stay tuned.

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One Response to “UPDATED: Hogan Announces Purple Line is Moving Forward”

  1. On June 25, 2015 at 2:20 pm responded with... #

    Will it be televised? Where?

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