Article

Residents want Purple Line bids to focus on limiting rail impacts on neighborhoods

(RICKY CARIOTI / The Washington Post)

A light rail line’s impacts on neighborhoods should be given more weight, community groups say.

Editorial

Metro needs a ticket — and some more railcars — to ride

(Amanda Voisard / For the Washington Post)

Metro needs a funding infusion and new railcars to meet demand.

Article

Maryland releases bid details for light-rail Purple Line construction contract

Companies will have until Jan. 9 to submit proposals for 35-year contract to build and operate transit line

Check out The Post’s cool new interactive Purple Line map

Haven’t been paying close attention to the light-rail proposal? We’ve got you covered.

Environmental groups, Chevy Chase residents plan suit over Purple Line

The groups say two federal agencies violated the Endangered Species Act by not properly considering a light-rail line’s impact on an endangered amphipod.

Article

Differences in shades of ‘purple’ underscore tensions in Montgomery at-large council race

(Michael S. Williamson / The Washington Post)

Candidate’s minus score on questionnaire from transit group underscores a very touchy issue.

Letter

Another word for cost creep on public works: Fraud

(Dayna Smith / For The Post)

Article

Why costs often creep on public-works projects

Arlington streetcar and other D.C. improvements are part of a common pattern.

The region’s possible transit future, in one map

267 miles is an awfully impressive network. Now let’s build it.

Column

New book by Purple Line activist Ben Ross blames suburban sprawl on status-seeking

(Trevor Henry / Trevor Henry)

COLUMN Purple Line advocate is praised for provocative book linking suburban sprawl to social snobbery.