Flash Mob Raises Awareness For Metro’s Proposed Purple Line in Silver Spring

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A man talks on a phone while riding Metro. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

A man talks on a phone while riding Metro. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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SILVER SPRING, Md. (CBSDC) — A flash mob appeared in Silver Spring to bring attention the proposed Purple Line in Maryland.

Members of the Action Committee for Transit congregated near Colesville Road and Wayne Ave. where, at the stroke of 5 p.m., they cranked up the music and began dancing while hoisting signs urging people to get on board the line.

Federal transit officials have already approved the line’s route, but issues over funding are now slowing the process of beginning construction.

The Purple Line is proposed to be a 16-mile stretch of rail that would connect New Carrollton and Bethesda with 21 stations. In addition, it would also connect to MARC, AMTRAK and local bus services.

“Somebody like me, that lives in Germantown, I can get to Silver Spring by the Purple Line using transit a lot easier than I can right now when I have to go downtown and come back out again,” on flash mob participant told All-News 99.1 WNEW’s Karen Adams.

Hear Karen Adams’ Report From Flash Mob Scene

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