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U.Md. president: 'Not having a Purple Line is not an option'

University of Maryland President Wallace Loh has not yet taken an official position on the Purple Line's alignment, but will make a recommendation to Chancellor William Kirwan in coming months.

Tags: Wallace Loh , University of Maryland , Parris Glendening

Thursday - 02/03/2011, 09:08am EST

Federal funding to improve bus travel in D.C. region

Millions of dollars in federal funding will help further an ambitious new plan to enhance bus travel throughout the D.C. region.

Tags: Ray Lahood , Veirs Mill Road , Leesburg Pike , Tysons Corner , Montgomery County , University Boulevard , Van Dorn , bus travel , bus corridor , bus lanes , Adam Tuss , Gary Emerling

Tuesday - 12/14/2010, 05:04pm EST

Maryland candidates spar over Purple Line

With about a month to go until Maryland voters cast their ballots for governor, the Purple Line transportation project is starting to emerge as a polarizing issue.

Tags: Martin O' Malley , Robert Ehrlich , Adam Tuss

Thursday - 10/07/2010, 04:11pm EDT

GOP candidates discuss plans for Montgomery Co.

Three Republicans running for office in Montgomery County say they have a real shot, even though the county is heavily-Democratic.

Tags: politics program , Mark Plotkin , Jerry Cave , Maryland State Senate , Brian Frosh , InterCounty Connector , Capital Crescent Trail , Montgomery County Council , Rob Vricella , Roger Berliner , Robin Ficker , Kate Ryan

Friday - 10/01/2010, 08:39pm EDT

New Carrollton to be developed as walkable community

Maryland and Metro are looking for dramatic changes around the New Carrollton Metro. They want a developer to build homes, offices and shops there.

Tags: Metro , New Carrollton , walkable community , Martin O'Malley , WMATA , development , Sprawl & Crawl , Sprawl and Crawl , housing , Orange Line , Amtrak , MARC , Colleen Kelleher , Neal Augenstein

Wednesday - 09/22/2010, 07:56am EDT

Purple Line plan includes double-track line

The Montgomery County Council voted unanimously Tuesday to add a double-track rail line between downtown Bethesda and Langley Park.

Tags: Metro , Maryland Transit Administration , Montgomery County Council , Bethesda , Silver Spring , New Carrollton , Georgetown Branch trail , Langley Park

Wednesday - 07/28/2010, 03:14pm EDT

New Purple Line proposal could affect homeowners

The alignment for the planned Purple Line in Maryland could be changing, and that could be bad news for some homeowners in Silver Spring.

Tags: Sprawl & Crawl , Rosemary Hills Elementary School , George Leventhal , Mike Madden , Maryland Transit Administration , Roger Berliner , Adam Tuss

Thursday - 07/15/2010, 04:20pm EDT

Environmentalists oppose tree cutting for Purple Line

The Montgomery County Council will discuss plans for the proposed light rail line to run on double tracks, rather than on a single track.

Tags: light rail , Maryland Transit Administration , Capital Crescent Trail , Pam Browning , Tanya Snyder , Colleen Kelleher , New Carrollton , Bethesda , Silver Spring , Montgomery County Council

Monday - 07/12/2010, 12:23pm EDT

MTA planner worried Ehrlich's return could kill Purple Line

Returning former Gov. Robert Ehrlich to the state's highest elected office in November could spell trouble for the planned Purple Line, according to the Maryland Transit Administration planner who is supervising the project.

Tags: Bob Ehrlich , Transportation , Maryland Transportation Authority , Metro , Martin O'Malley , Michael Madden , InterCounty Connector

Tuesday - 04/20/2010, 02:00am EDT