The state may be paying more for some properties being acquired to make way for the Purple Line light rail, because the Maryland Transit Administration lacks the legal leverage that would help the agency start construction faster.
Private, elected and community stakeholders signed a symbolic agreement to keep housing affordable and job opportunities accessible along Metro’s Purple line route. The agreement is intended to support four goals that were set: to keep housing affordable, promote sustainable and strong communities, provide support for and grow local businesses and increase the local labor market.
Community, public, and private stakeholders signed an agreement Tuesday promising responsible economic development, including affordable housing, along the pending Purple Line light rail project.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday charged Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority chairman Jack Evans with making unprecedented demands in order to give the state easements for Metro’s Purple Line.
The Purple Line light rail will help fix Metro’s service issues by increasing ridership, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said in an interview at the Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce meeting Friday.
The Maryland Transit Administration and Montgomery County Department of Transportation hosted the community to review changes to the Purple Line, as well as answer questions and get feedback.
Metro can’t seem the catch a break from week to week. Despite the positive news at the beginning of the week with the debut of the transit agency’s latest set of rail cars, Wednesday saw major delays following a bridge collapse.