Purple Line

November 8, 2017 | Staff Writer

Metro Wants Customer Opinions on Potential Changes Due to Purple Line

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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October 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

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Purple Line Construction Expected To Impact Long Branch Library Access Temporarily

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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October 2, 2017 | Staff Writer

Council President Roger Berliner Meets the Media (VIDEO)

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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September 28, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for Sept. 28 in Montgomery County

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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September 25, 2017 | Staff Writer

Berliner Meets with Reporters (Video)

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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September 11, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

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

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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September 11, 2017 | Staff Writer

Berliner Meets with Reporters (VIDEO)

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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September 11, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

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

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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September 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

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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August 28, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

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

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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