(Patrick Semansky / AP)
Long a light-rail skeptic, Maryland’s new governor became convinced the Purple Line was worth it.
Fewer trains means lower costs.
(Jabin Botsford / The Washington Post)
Gov. Hogan sets aside partisan politics but raises doubts about funding.
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.
(Bill O'Leary / The Washington Post)
Robert McCartney, Joshua Hicks and Bill Turque
He is willing to build the light-rail project if Montgomery and Prince George’s pick up more of the cost.
Governor’s office earlier this week said he would make announcement by the end of the month.
(Brittany Greeson / The Washington Post)
Bill Turque and Elizabeth Koh
Montgomery hopes the library will be a gateway of opportunity for low-income and immigrant communities.