Purple Line

January 19, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Rahn Says Residents Should Anticipate Minor Delays for Purple Line Project

The Purple Line is still on track to begin service in 2022 but it may not be exactly in the spring as predicted since project leaders are anticipating some delays, according to Maryland Secretary of Transportation, Peter Rahn. “We do expect there to be some movement of the revenue service date but I do not anticipate […]

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January 8, 2018 | Staff Writer

Construction Truck Stolen from Purple Line Contractor

Bethesda Police District detectives are investigating the theft of a construction truck from a building in the 8800 block of Brookville Road that is used by employees of Purple Line Transit Constructors, LLC, police said. Detectives are asking for anyone with information about the vehicle’s location or information about these crimes to come forward to […]

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December 27, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

The Year in Transportation: New Lanes Proposed for I-270, Capital Beltway

Gov. Larry Hogan dropped probably the most remarkable transportation news in September when he proposed that I-270 and the Capital Beltway get four new lanes. Private companies would design, build and maintain the lanes, which would then be able to charge tolls. Some local leaders have been skeptical about the plans, preferring less-expensive reversible lanes […]

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November 28, 2017 | Staff Writer

Leggett, Others Pledge Opportunities for People Who Live, Work and Invest in Purple Line

County Executive Ike Leggett, Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker and other leaders met at the University of Maryland on Tuesday morning to pledge their commitment to help the people who live and work along the Purple Line find opportunities. The community development agreement has four goals: to support and grow local businesses; to build […]

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November 22, 2017 | Staff Writer

Councilmember Marc Elrich Responds to Controversy Over “Ethnic Cleansing” Remarks

Montgomery County councilmember Marc Elrich recently received attention for remarks he made describing development along the 16-mile Purple Line as akin to “ethnic cleansing.” Elrich was criticized for his remarks by County Council President Roger Berliner. “Words matter. To equate potential gentrification with ethnic cleansing is offensive. Period,” Berliner said. Footage posted on November 20 to […]

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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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