Purple Line: Leggett Sends Message to Governor Hogan (VIDEO)

During the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Silver Spring Library on June 20, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett took a picture of the crowd standing on what is scheduled to be one of the Purple Line’s stops.

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Leggett said he was going to send the photograph to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan to show him “that Silver Spring needs it and that it is important and that it goes very well with this new Silver Spring Library.”

The Purple Line is a proposed $2.44 billion light rail extending from Bethesda in Montgomery County to New Carrollton in Prince George’s County.

Leggett also talked about the Silver Spring Transit Center and said in “three weeks, two days, and one hour or so Montgomery County will turn the new transit center to Metro.”

The transit center, to be dedicated when it eventually opens as the Paul S. Sarbanes Transit Center located of Colesville Road, is to be a transportation mecca with:

  • 32 bus bays for WMATA Metrobus, Montgomery County Ride-On, MTA regional commuter bus, Van-Go shuttle, Inter-city Buses, and University of Maryland Shuttle,
  • Direct access to Metrorail and MARC,
  • 54 Kiss & Ride spaces and taxi spaces,
  • Intelligent Transportation system,
  • Multi-modal transit store,
  • Accommodation for future Bi-County Transitway, connections to regional hiker/biker trails and a local trail, and open space replacement and enhancement.

More than 400 people attended the new Silver Spring library grand opening.

Metro Wants Customer Opinions on Potential Changes Due to Purple Line

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At the request of the State of Maryland, Metro is considering changes at its Bethesda, Silver Spring and New Carrollton stations to accommodate the Purple Line. The transit line is asking customers to provide their opinions on the changes. The Purple Line is a 16-mile light rail link connecting Bethesda and New Carrollton, with stops […]

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Purple Line Construction Expected To Impact Long Branch Library Access Temporarily

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Construction for the Purple Line is underway and starting Nov. 2, portions of Arliss Street will be closed which will impact access to Long Branch Library, according to a news release. The north part of Arliss Street from Flower Avenue to Walden Road will be shut down but access to the library will be available from […]

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Council President Roger Berliner Meets the Media (VIDEO)

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County Council President Roger Berliner met with reporters and topics included the Las Vegas shooting, the Purple Line and the new extRa buses.

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Five Things to Know for Sept. 28 in Montgomery County

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Here are five things to know today, Sept. 28, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Purple Line Update: The Montgomery County Council’s Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment (T&E) Committee will meet at 10:30 a.m. to receive an update from Purple Line Transit Partners (PLTP) and the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA). 2. Public Hearing: The Maryland Public Service Commission […]

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Berliner Meets with Reporters (Video)

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Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner spoke with reporters Monday and the topics included Gov. Larry Hogan’s traffic relief plan for I-270 and the Capital Beltway, the Purple Line, gang legislation and Montgomery County’s bid for Amazon’s new headquarters.  

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Berliner Says Hearing in Works for Changes to Purple Line 'Rules' (VIDEO)

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Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner said Monday a hearing would be convened on Sept. 28 to discuss changes to the “rules of the game” surrounding the construction of the Purple Line. Signs went up last week closing the Georgetown Branch Trail, which part of the Purple Line follows. The trail, an abandoned rail right […]

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Berliner Meets with Reporters (VIDEO)

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Montgomery County County Council President Roger Berliner met with reporters Monday and on the agenda were: the Purple Line, new developments in Metro funding, the Pepco rate increase, the minimum wage, Amazon’s new headquarters and the likelihood of Congress helping DREAMers. You can watch the briefing in its entirety, below:  

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Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 11, in Montgomery County

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Here are your five things to know today, Sept. 11, in Montgomery County: 1. Flags at half-staff from sunset to sunrise. This is in honor of Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, in respect and memory of the victims who died as a result of the terrorist attacks against the United States on […]

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County Report This Week (VIDEO)

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Anqoinette Crosby hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which begins with transit news – construction on the Purple Line light-rail project connecting Bethesda and New Carrollton is underway. There are also reports on Montgomery College greeting students as the fall semester begins, the future of early childhood programs in the county, Gaithersburg […]

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Purple Line Construction Begins in Prince George's County (VIDEO)

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Construction started on the Purple Line started about 11 a.m. Monday when Gov. Larry Hogan operated a John Deere excavator to knock down a portion of a metal building not far from New Carrollton. “The Purple Line project will be an incredible and important economic driver for Maryland. It will integrate seamlessly with our current […]

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Douglas Tallman

About Douglas Tallman

Reporter with 35 years experience throughout Maryland. Reach me at dtallman@mymcmedia.org or via Twitter at @MCM-Doug

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