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September 15, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

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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July 20, 2020 | Shauneen Miranda

Councilmember Glass Voices Frustration Over Purple Line Construction ‘Mess’

Councilmember Evan Glass expressed frustration Sunday over the construction of Maryland’s Purple Line, which faces delays and uncertainties on completion.   I’ve grown very frustrated with the construction of the Purple Line and the stonewalling by the governor’s administration and private contractors regarding budgets, timelines and schedules. ⁰ — Evan Glass (@EvanMGlass) July 19, 2020 “I’ve […]

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May 2, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

UPDATED: Purple Line Supporters Urge Judge to Rule on Case Holding Up Construction (VIDEO)

Proponents of the Purple Line transit link said a federal judge’s failure to rule on lawsuit in the case was increasing costs of the project that would ultimately fall to taxpayers. Dozens of supporters as well as members of the media crowded outside the Silver Spring Library to tout the benefits of the Purple Line, […]

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February 15, 2016 | Staff Writer

Rockville Plans for Bus Rapid Transit (VIDEO)

In the city of Rockville last year, the Rockville Mayor and Council met with elected officials from Gaithersburg and Montgomery County to discuss plans for a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system that would run through Rockville. So what is BRT? Find out more in this report from Rock 11 Now: Visit our PEG partner Rock […]

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October 12, 2014 | Staff Writer

photo of George Leventhal

Purple Line Update (VIDEO)

The Purple Line is a proposed 16-mile light rail line that will extend from Bethesda in Montgomery County to New Carrollton in Prince George’s County. Recently, the Maryland Transit Authority briefed the Montgomery County Council on progress on this important transportation project. Susan Kenedy reports. For more information, visit Visit our PEG partner County […]

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