Dr. Gridlock: Purple Line


Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 01/28/2014

Dale Drive station will be built at same time as Purple Line, officials say

Station will provide neighborhood east of downtown Silver Spring better access to Metrorail, planners say.

By Katherine Shaver  |  02:48 PM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland transit, Purple Line

Posted at 02:01 PM ET, 11/13/2013

Virginia, not Maryland, is where transit action is today

The Potomac River doesn’t divide transit thinkers from road builders.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:01 PM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, Dr. Gridlock Column, Intercounty Connector, Metro, Purple Line, Silver Line, Tysons

Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 09/17/2013

Comment period for Purple Line study extended

The public comment period for a state study about a proposed Purple Line’s impacts has been extended.

By Katherine Shaver  |  09:28 AM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland transit, maryland transit administration, Purple Line

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 07/03/2013

Purple Line 'good candidate' for private investment, top transit official says

A light-rail Purple Line is a "good candidate" for being built via a public-private partnership, a top Maryland transit official wrote recently.

By Katherine Shaver  |  12:41 PM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland transit, maryland transit administration, Purple Line

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 06/10/2013

Maryland seeks private sector input on Baltimore light-rail line

Maryland transportation officials gathered engineering, financial and transit firms Monday to solicit ideas for ways the private sector can help the state build and pay for a new light-rail line in Baltimore.

By Katherine Shaver  |  03:08 PM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland transit, Purple Line, transit

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 05/09/2013

Purple Line plan would narrow traffic on University Boulevard

Today's six-lane roadway would be narrowed to four lanes in the Langley Park area, with the light rail line in the middle.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:37 AM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Maryland State Highway Administration, maryland transit administration, Pedestrian safety, Purple Line

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 05/07/2013

Maryland to update public on Purple Line progress

Five open houses are scheduled to discuss the as yet unfunded transitway across Montgomery and Prince George's counties.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:38 PM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, maryland transit administration, Purple Line

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 03/15/2012

State moves future Purple Line facility away from Lyttonsville homes

Maryland transit planners have redesigned a future Purple Line rail yard and maintenance facility to locate it farther from homes in the Lyttonsville area of Silver Spring.

By Katherine Shaver  |  12:25 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Purple Line, Maryland Transit Administration, WSSC, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/16/2012

Flash mob planned to call attention to Purple Line

Supporters of building a Purple Line say they’ll hold a flash mob dance Thursday evening in downtown Silver Spring to draw attention to the transit proposal.

By Katherine Shaver  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Purple Line, Action Committee for Transit