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Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 03/13/2012

Lyttonsville residents to meet with Purple Line planners

Residents in the Lyttonsville area of Silver Spring are scheduled to hear from state Purple Line planners on Wednesday about how close a future rail yard and maintenance facility would be to homes.

The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Gwendolyn E. Coffield Community Center, 2450 Lyttonsville Rd.

Officials from the Maryland Transit Administration said they will give an overview of the proposed Lyttonsville station and an update on the rail yard and maintenance shop plans. Lyttonsville residents have said they want the yard and shop closer to a nearby industrial area and farther from homes.

A 16-mile light-rail Purple Line would connect New Carrollton with Bethesda and have about 21 stations . The $1.93 billion line has no construction funding, but state transit planners recently progressed into more detailed engineering.

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Tags:  transit, transportation, urban planning

 
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