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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.

08/27/2014

Holocaust survivor Leo Bretholz. (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Holocaust Survivor Dies Before Reparations Hearing

A 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.

03/10/2014

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Md.’s Purple Line To Affect UMD’s Iconic College Park Entrance

Maryland’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.

03/06/2014

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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.

03/05/2014

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Crustacean Indigenous to Rock Creek Park Threatened By Purple Line?

It seems like the Purple Line meets a new obstacle every day, but the smallest may prove to be among the most challenging.

11/30/2013

Purple Line map. (Credit: MTA Maryland)

Board OKs Purple Line Public-Private Partnership

Plans for a light rail line to ease traffic congestion around the nation’s capital moved forward Wednesday.

11/06/2013

Purple Line map. (Credit: MTA Maryland)

Senate Panel to Hold Hearing on Purple Line

A Maryland Senate committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on the Purple Line project.

09/12/2013

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

O’Malley Announces Plans for Purple Line

Gov. Martin O’Malley on Monday announced a transportation package of nearly $650 million for Montgomery County.

08/05/2013

Gov. Martin O'Malley announced several new transportation projects for Prince George's County at the Branch Avenue Metro station in Suitland, Md. (Photo credit: John Domen/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

O’Malley Announces Transportation Plans for Prince George’s County

Gov. Martin O’Malley has announced $650 million in transportation projects in Prince George’s County.

07/08/2013

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O’Malley Swears in Transportation Secretary

Maryland’s incoming transportation secretary says he’s confident in the prospects of building the Purple Line in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties, now that the state has new revenue to help pay for the light rail project.

07/02/2013

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