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.

'A Great Day for the State': Board of Public Works Approves Purple Line Settlement

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The three-member Maryland Board of Public Works unanimously approved a settlement that ends all financial claims and litigation concerning the proposed Purple Line. Under the agreement, the state will pay $250 million, of which $100 million is due by the end of this month. “We are going to see the Purple Line, a little late, […]

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Senate Appropriation Bill Includes Funding For NIH, Purple Line

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The U.S. Senate’s proposed appropriations bill includes funding for several projects in Montgomery County and Maryland. The Senate Appropriation Committee’s bipartisan bill now moves to the U.S. House of Representatives for its approval. The Appropriations Committee, on which Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) sits, supported a $2 billion increase in funding for the National Institutes […]

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Lawmakers Call on Hogan to Provide $2 Million for Businesses Along Purple Line

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Several Maryland and Montgomery County lawmakers gathered outside of Evita’s Bridal Shop in Takoma Park Monday, calling on Gov. Larry Hogan to provide funding for businesses along the Purple Line. Many of those businesses are immigrant-owned, and they face a unique financial challenge because of Purple Line construction and restrictions placed on businesses because of […]

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Maryland Federal Legislators, Activists Concerned About Purple Line Future


Maryland’s federal legislators sent a letter to Gov. Larry Hogan Oct. 28 “to express our deep concern” for the Purple Line, which incurred a huge setback last month after a court ruled that the builders were allowed to walk away due to disputes with the state and unpaid cost overruns and delays. Also, Purple Line […]

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Council Demands MDOT Stay Committed To Building Purple Line


Montgomery County Councilmembers adamantly told representatives from the Maryland Department of Transportation that the Purple Line must be completed for the economic health of the area and so the county can meet its climate control goals. MDOT administrator Matt Pollack, Purple Line project director, replied, “We will take this project forward.” However, said Kevin Quinn, […]

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Bus Stops Will Return to Sarbanes Transit Center

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Several bus stops in Downtown Silver Spring that were closed due to Purple Line and Capital Crescent Trail construction will reopen on Saturday, according to a statement from Montgomery County.  Ride On and Metrobus stops around the Paul S. Sarbanes Transit Center that had to be relocated to the street will return to their original […]

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Four Red Line Metro Stations To Close This Weekend

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The red line will close four metro stations in Montgomery County this weekend to allow for purple line work. Metro stations Silver Spring, Forest Glen, Wheaton and Glenmont will close Saturday, Mar. 14 and Sunday, Mar. 15. WMATA will provide free shuttle buses to replace train cars between Fort Totten and Glenmont. The buses will […]

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Estaciones de Metro Cerradas durante Fin de Semana

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Este fin de semana, las estaciones de Silver Spring, Forest Glen, Wheaton y Glenmont estarán cerradas, el sábado 29 de febrero y el domingo 1 de marzo debido a la integración de la Línea Morada. Habrá autobuses gratuitos que reemplazarán el tren de la Línea Roja entre Fort Totten y Glenmont. Los pasajeros que viajan […]

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Metro Stations Closed Due to Purple Line Integration

Metro Station Closed

This weekend, Silver Spring, Forest Glen, Wheaton and Glenmont stations will be closed Saturday, Feb. 29 and Sunday, March 1 due to Purple Line integration. There will be free shuttle buses replacing the Red Line train between Fort Totten and Glenmont. The shuttle will not stop at Takoma. Passangers traveling to stations beyond Silver Spring […]

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Cuatro Estaciones de la Línea Roja Cerradas este Fin de Semana

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La Línea Roja cerrará cuatro estaciones de Metro en el Condado de Montgomery durante el fin de semana del Día de los Presidentes. Las estaciones Silver Spring, Forest Glen, Wheaton y Glenmont estarán cerradas para permitir la construcción e integración de la Línea Morada. El cierre tendrá lugar del sábado 15 de febrero al lunes […]

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Andrea Sarralde

About Andrea Sarralde

Andrea Sarralde is MyMCMedia’s bi-lingual content producer. She is a multi-media anchor, producer, and communications and social media specialist. You can reach Andrea by email at asarralde@mymcmedia.org, on Facebook @asarraldeTV, on Twitter @asarralde. Listen and subscribe to Andrea's Hola Montgomery podcast.


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