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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.

21 This Week Preview (VIDEO)

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Watch a video preview of the next episode of 21 This Week, below: 21 This Week airs on Montgomery Channel 21 on Sundays at 11 a.m. and again at 7 p.m.; Mondays at noon and again at 8 p.m.; Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. and again at 8:30 p.m.

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Federal Judge Ruling Could Delay Purple Line Construction

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Governor Larry Hogan visited the county this month to announce the state will be investing $565 million dollars in transportation projects in Montgomery County. Lorna Virgili reports. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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As many as 100 new jobs will be created in Montgomery County from development of new vaccine by the Novavax company in Gaithersburg. The vaccine still in clinical trials could help prevent one of the major causes of respiratory infections in infants, children and older adults. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan made the company’s labs one of […]

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Governor Hogan Announces Plan to Ease I-270 Congestion (VIDEO)

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Commuters tired of the back-ups and bottlenecks on I-270 could finally get some relief — but it will still take months if not years. On Monday, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced the state will spend nearly $566.7 million to improve highways and roads in the state. Governor Hogan made several stops in Montgomery County to […]

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Five Things to Know Today, May 10, in Montgomery County

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Purple Line Project Update, WSSC Meeting (VIDEO)

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Transportation and Environment Committee members from Prince George’s and Montgomery County recently met at the headquarters of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission to discuss the Purple Line and WSSC issues. CCM’s Susan Kenedy reports. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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County Executive Leggett Praises Work of County Delegation in Annapolis (VIDEO)

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The Maryland legislative session wrapped up in April. County Executive Ike Leggett was joined by other elected officials in Annapolis at a news briefing. Lorna Virgili reports. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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