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Gov. Larry Hogan Gives The Green Light To The Purple Line

Gov. Larry Hogan Gives The Green Light To The Purple Line

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Wearing a green cancer awareness pin and a purple tie, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan officially gave the go-ahead for the Purple Line this afternoon. Hogan—who campaigned hard on his opposition to the light rail line—directed his new administration to study the proposal and find ways to get costs down before
Montgomery, Prince George’s officials are relieved by Purple Line decision

Montgomery, Prince George’s officials are relieved by Purple Line decision

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Political and business leaders and transit advocates in Maryland’s Washington suburbs mostly exhaled on Thursday after Gov. Larry Hogan (R) announced he was willing to let a less costly version of the light-rail Purple Line go forward. But there was worry, too — especially in Prince George’s County, where political
The Purple Line Will Happen, But It’ll Cost the Suburbs More

The Purple Line Will Happen, But It’ll Cost the Suburbs More

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Governor Larry Hogan surprised suburban transit advocates Thursday in announcing that his administration will go forward with the planned Purple Line light rail between New Carrollton and Bethesda, but that does not mean advocates for the project can breath easily. While Hogan’s election last November sparked fears that the Annapolis
Praise — and concern— for Hogan’s Purple Line plan

Praise — and concern— for Hogan’s Purple Line plan

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Gov. Larry Hogan’s announcement that the state would move forward with the Purple Line is receiving both praise and criticism. The Republican governor said Thursday afternoon that the state would move forward with a “more cost-effective” version of the Purple Line, a light-rail project that would connect Bethesda in Montgomery
Red Line supporters plan to rally in Annapolis

Red Line supporters plan to rally in Annapolis

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Supporters of the 14.1-mile Red Line light rail planned for Baltimore are scheduled to stump for the project Monday night in Annapolis, even as it remains under review at the state level. Several advocacy groups including the Action Committee for Transit, Coalition for Smarter Growth, Central Maryland Transportation Alliance and Red Line Now are scheduled to turn out to support the $2.9 billion rail line, which would run between Woodlawn and East Baltimore.