Posts Tagged ‘purple line’

Why Aren’t Homeowners Getting Booted by the Purple Line Raising Hell?

Hard to see, but those little red boxes are houses that'll disappear. (MTA)

Last week, the news broke that many more properties than anticipated would have to be taken to make way for the Maryland Transit Administration's* Purple Line from New Carrollton to Bethesda—330, to be exact. It's no wonder: Looking closely at segments of the line, [...]

MTA Tightens Screws on University of Maryland’s Purple Line Recalcitrance

The Purple Line, a proposed $1.517 billion light rail from Bethesda to New Carrollton, won't happen without help from the feds. After spending $130 million per mile on the Inter-County Connector, the state of Maryland is effectively broke, and seeking money from the Federal Transit Administration’s New Starts program to make up the difference. But [...]