The governor’s Purple Line call was cynical, not nonpartisan


How Republican Gov. Larry Hogan made his first big mass transit decision

(Patrick Semansky / AP)

Long a light-rail skeptic, Maryland’s new governor became convinced the Purple Line was worth it.

The Purple Line advances

Fewer trains means lower costs.


Finally, a green light for the Purple Line

(Jabin Botsford / The Washington Post)

Gov. Hogan sets aside partisan politics but raises doubts about funding.

Praise — and concern— for Hogan’s Purple Line plan

Purple Line supporters welcomed the governor’s plan to move the project forward but voiced concerns about the proposed changes to lower the costs, which some smart-growth supporters say could lead to poorer transit service.


Hogan: Maryland will move forward on Purple Line, with counties’ help

(Bill O'Leary / The Washington Post)

He is willing to build the light-rail project if Montgomery and Prince George’s pick up more of the cost.


Driven away from the library?


Hogan likely to announce decision on Purple Line’s future on Thursday

(Patrick Semansky / AP)

Governor’s office earlier this week said he would make announcement by the end of the month.


Straddling the digital and print ages, new Silver Spring Library opens

(Brittany Greeson / The Washington Post)

Montgomery hopes the library will be a gateway of opportunity for low-income and immigrant communities.


Chevy Chase’s ch-ch-changes