Purple Line

January 3, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Ride On Changes Start Jan. 5 for Purple Line Construction

Ride On changes are coming to downtown Silver Spring starting Sunday, Jan. 5. Temporary bus route modifications in downtown Silver Spring are necessary for the construction of the Purple Line and Capital Crescent Trail. Starting Sunday, Jan. 5, these temporary changes will impact some Ride On bus passengers. Several Ride On bus stops in the […]

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December 23, 2019 | Staff Writer

Affordable Housing Expected Near New Purple Line Corridor

Plans to preserve affordable housing near the anticipated Purple Line route in Montgomery and Prince Georges Counties have been announced. A regional Housing Action Plan has been released by the Purple Line Corridor Coalition. The plan was developed by the PLCC’s Housing Action Goal Team, which is led by co-chairs Enterprise Community Partners, MHP and the Housing Initiative […]

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November 26, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Purple Line Vehicle Model on Display in Silver Spring

In three years, the Purple Line – a 16-mile light rail line that will extend from Bethesda in Montgomery County to New Carrollton in Prince George’s County – will be up and running. It will provide a direct connection to the Metrorail Red, Green and Orange Line at Bethesda, Silver Spring, College Park, and New […]

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September 6, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Governor Says First Part of Purple Line is Installed

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Thursday that the first part of the Purple Line has been laid.  “In Maryland we are proud to be setting an example for the rest of the nation and the Purple Line is at the heart of our state’s infrastructure success story,” he said.  The $5.6 billion project is the […]

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February 7, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

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Black History Month: Montgomery Community Media Spotlights Isiah Leggett

In honor of Black History Month, MCM is shining light on some of Montgomery County’s most notable public figures, advocates, historians and leaders who have driven change and provided representation for African Americans and minorities in our area. Today, we honor former Montgomery County Executive Isiah “Ike” Leggett. Leggett finished a 12-year tenure as the […]

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December 13, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Officials Address Committee for Montgomery at Legislative Breakfast

Maryland and Montgomery County officials spoke at the Committee for Montgomery’s 2018 Annual Legislative Breakfast. The Committee for Montgomery consists of county leaders who promote policies to increase opportunities for county residents. More specifically, they support education policies and promote economic and infrastructure development that would benefit the county. At the breakfast, Senator Chris Van […]

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December 4, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Dec. 4 in Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, Dec. 4, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Newly Elected Council In Session: Today is the first day the new County Council will convene in session. The meeting will start at 9:30 a.m. Read the agenda for the meeting here. 2. Chanukah Fire Truck Events: It’s the third day of Chanukah […]

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May 8, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for May 8 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know for Tuesday, May 8, in Montgomery County: 1. Free College Tuition: Gov. Larry Hogan is expected to sign a bill today that would offer free tuition at State community colleges to qualifying residents. 2. Montgomery College Nursing Program Celebrates 50 Years: Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice will present a proclamation […]

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May 3, 2018 | Staff Writer

Purple Line Update: Weekend Work on Elm Street

Purple Line construction continues and starting Saturday, May 5, pile drilling will begin at the Elm Street work zone at Wisconsin Avenue in Bethesda. Trucks will be delivering concrete for the piles using their approved haul routes between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., according to a news release. There are no lane closures or traffic […]

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April 3, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for April 3 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Tuesday, April 3 in Montgomery County: 1. Council is in Session: The Montgomery County Council is expected to review employee training and policies on preventing workplace harassment. Find the full agenda, here. 2. Community Solar Media Briefing: Councilmembers Tom Hucker and George Leventhal will brief the media on a drafted […]

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