LANHAM, Md. (AP) — The first section of track for Maryland’s $5.6 billion Purple Line is being installed.

Gov. Larry Hogan is scheduled to attend a ceremony in Lanham, Maryland, on Thursday. Maryland transportation officials are also scheduled to attend.

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The 16.2-mile light rail line will run between New Carrollton in Prince George’s County and Bethesda in Montgomery County in the suburbs of the nation’s capital.

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There are 21 stations planned for the Purple Line. It will connect MARC, Amtrak and local bus service.

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