Prince George's Co. to Fund Additional $20M Toward Purple LinePrince George's County has agreed to put another $20 million toward funding the long-awaited Purple Line.
Maryland Transportation Chief Briefs LawmakersMaryland's transportation secretary says he believes a light rail in the suburbs of Washington will be built to meet more cost-effective stipulations.
Montgomery Co. Council Pres. Looks to North Carolina For Purple Line's FutureOne local official says Maryland should look to the Tar Heel State to see the future of the Purple Line.
Maryland Governor Details 43 Possible Purple Line CutsMaryland's governor is detailing some of the potential cuts aimed at reducing Purple Line costs by $210 million.
Decisions and Debates Taking Place on Maryland Traffic WoesMaryland's traffic congestion creates some of the nation's worst commuting headaches.
Hogan Moving Forward With Purple Line; Announces Nearly $2B for Roads, BridgesGov. Larry Hogan said Thursday that the state will support a more cost-effective plan for the Purple Line rail system in the Washington suburbs that will require a greater investment from Montgomery and Prince George's counties. Hogan also announced plans to spend nearly $2 billion on Maryland roads and bridges.
Progress Report, Public Outreach for Purple LineSupporters of the Purple Line transit project are hosting a progress report and rally on Monday.
Group Threatens New Lawsuit To Protect Tiny, Endangered Shrimp-Like Creature From New Transit LineA tiny crustacean, which is believed to only exist in Rock Creek Park, has been listed as endangered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service since 1982. It’s called the Hay’s Spring amphipod, and members of an environmental group are threatening a new lawsuit to try to protect it from the proposed Purple Line.
Montgomery County Group Files Purple Line Lawsuit to Protect Rare Creatures A trail group in Bethesda, Maryland, is suing the U.S. Transportation Department, alleging a planned light-rail route through some Washington suburbs would harm two rare, shrimplike creatures.
Holocaust Survivor Dies Before Reparations HearingA measure before Maryland lawmakers would require companies involved in transporting victims to concentration camps during World War II to pay reparations in order to bid for public-private partnership projects in the state.
Md.'s Purple Line To Affect UMD's Iconic College Park EntranceMaryland's Purple Line project, which Pres. Barack Obama recommended giving a $100 million grant in his proposed budget this week, will force changes on the University of Maryland, College Park's iconic entrance from Route 1.
Md. Officials Cheer Funds for Light Rail Projects Maryland officials say initial federal funding for two light rail projects puts the state in a strong position to build the major projects in the Washington suburbs and the Baltimore metropolitan area.