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Purple Line LRT: Suburban harbinger
Even rail supporters often overlook the importance of Maryland's proposed 16-mile Purple Line to future U.S. development, efficiency, competitiveness, lifestyle. I see it as a game changer.
FTA OKs Maryland Purple Line LRT
Maryland’s contentious Purple Line light rail transit project got a supportive boost Thursday, March 20, 2014, with the Federal Transit Administration issuing its Record of Decision essentially approving the 16-mile…
Purple Line pact removes LRT obstacle
Maryland Transit Administration and Montgomery County have reached a legal agreement with the Columbia Country Club on adjusting the proposed Purple Line light rail transit route, with both sides quietly…
Purple Line public comment period extended
Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) says the public comment period for the Purple Line Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) has been extended 15 days, with the comment period now ending Oct.…
Chevy Chase, Md., still fighting Purple Line
Maryland's proposed Purple Line light rail transit route spanning two counties north of Washington, D.C., still is facing resistance from Chevy Chase, Md., near the route's western terminus of Bethesda.
Maryland to fund Baltimore Red Line
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley announced Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, that the Old Line State will allocate $689 million to Baltimore's planned light rail Red Line, as part of a $1.5…
MARC Penn Line to add weekend service
Maryland Transit Administration's (MTA) MARC rail operations will add weekend service on its Penn Line, part of Amtrak's Northeast Corridor, beginning Dec. 7, 2013, MTA said Tuesday, Sept. 3.
Alstom wins Baltimore LRV overhaul contract
Alstom Transport Life Services, Alstom’s maintenance business in North America, has been awarded a $150 million contract by the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) to overhaul and modernize Baltimore’s fleet of…
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