Federal officials have determined construction of the light rail Purple Line in Maryland would not harm an endangered species living nearby, but environmental activists in Chevy Chase are preparing a lawsuit to have the project’s impact reconsidered.
Environmentalists vow to fight that construction and urge transportation officials to route the proposed purple line around the endangered Hay’s Spring amphipod.
A federally protected endangered species located in Rock Creek Park in Washington could tie up plans for the proposed light-rail Purple Line in Maryland.
Plans for a light rail line to ease traffic congestion around the nation’s capital moved forward Wednesday.
A Maryland Senate committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on the Purple Line project.
Gov. Martin O’Malley is scheduled to announce a transportation investment package for Montgomery County.
Gov. Martin O’Malley has announced $650 million in transportation projects in Prince George’s County.
Construction industry experts will be talking about the proposed Purple Line light rail project.
Project leaders for Metro’s purple line say they’re optimistic that the 16-mile light rail line will be open by 2020.
Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown met Monday with federal transportation officials to reaffirm Maryland’s commitment to pursing two light rail projects that would cost about $1.5 billion each after lawmakers approved legislation this session to raise the state’s gas tax to boost transportation revenues and enhance opportunities for public-private partnerships in the state.
Maryland transit planners say they have redesigned a future Purple Line rail yard and maintenance facility to move it farther away from homes in Silver Spring.
Maryland transit planners are considering cutting costs for the Purple Line light rail project by eliminating a bridge over Connecticut Avenue and having trains cross on road in Chevy Chase instead.