Report: Long-Term Federal Funding Needed in Passenger and Transit Rail Projects

The infrastructure of passenger and transit rail hangs in the balance without long-term federal funding, according to a report released Friday by the BlueGreen Alliance and the Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC).

Hogan Appoints Budget Secretary, Emphasizes Private Sector Experience Among Staff

In Gov.-elect Larry Hogan’s final press conference before he takes office Wednesday, he named outgoing state Senator David Brinkley, R-Carroll and Frederick, as the new secretary of Budget and Management, along with 21 other appointments.

Congressional Democrats Urge Hogan to Support Red, Purple Lines

The Democrats in Maryland’s Congressional delegation sent Gov.-elect Larry Hogan a letter Thursday expressing strong support for the Red Line transit project in Baltimore and the Purple Line project in suburban Washington.

Purple Line Controvery, Democratic Party Wants the Line.

Local and state democrats make a push for the construction of METRO’s Purple Line. It’s a project that republican Larry Hogan has said he’ll do away with if selected as Maryland’s governor.

Tax Reform and Green Energy Take Forefront in Candidates’ Economic Platforms

From shrinking the corporate income tax to creating a chicken-litter-to-fuel facility, Maryland’s candidates for governor have strikingly different plans to make the state a better place to do business.

Shorter Commutes Don’t Interest Homeowners and Businesses in Path of Purple Line

More than 116 home and business owners are going to have to say goodbye to their property to make room for the new Purple Line light rail train.

Some Rural Democrats Joining Republicans in Opposition to Gas Tax Plan

Some rural Democrats joining Republicans in opposition to Gov. Martin O’Malley’s gas tax plan.

Backers Gird for Purple Line Funding Battle

Prince George’s County, state and local officials called for Purple Line funding Thursday, saying the county is ready to make the rail line a reality once it finds a way to pay the hefty price tag.

Maryland Schools in the Path of the Purple Line

Proposed construction on the Purple Line will not begin for at least another three years, but some local school leaders are concerned as state and county planners work to finalize a route.

Langley Park Businesses Sweat Survival During Purple Line Construction

A growing number of University Boulevard businesses near the path of the Purple Line light rail system are worried about their survival during construction.