Our Statewide Work in Maryland

  • Purple Line: We have long been supporters of the Purple Line: a proposed light-rail line which would circle and connect the region’s core communities near the Capital Beltway, linking the spokes of Metrorail. Learn more >>>
  • Say No to Maglev: The proposed Baltimore-Washington Superconducting Magnetic Levitation (SCMAGLEV) project is the wrong technology and design for the Washington-Baltimore corridor and the NE Corridor as a whole. Instead, we should invest in both the Amtrak and commuter rail improvement programs. Learn more >>>
  • I-495/I-270 Expansion: This expansion would harm parks, streams, neighborhoods, taxpayers, and drivers. Instead of investing in transit-oriented communities — especially in Prince George’s County — it condemns residents of the east side of our region to forever having more costly, long commutes. Learn more >>>

Latest Happenings


As Part Of Multibillion-Dollar Package For Roads, Hogan Says ‘Yes’ To Purple Line

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced a major shift in state transportation spending to prioritize the maintenance and expansion of roads and bridges over investment in mass transit projects. While unveiling plans to spend $2 billion on roads — including $845 million on entirely new projects — at an Annapolis news
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STATEMENT: Governor Hogan’s Purple Line announcement

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ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND -- Following Maryland Governor Larry Hogan's decision to move forward with the Purple Line, Coalition for Smarter Growth Executive Director Stewart Schwartz issued the following statement:
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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s decision is in on the Purple Line

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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Thursday the Purple Line will advance, but the two local counties that stand to benefit from the light rail line will be asked to shoulder a much larger burden. The alignment of the 16-mile Purple Line will not change, nor will the number of stations.
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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
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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
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