Parochialism continues to cripple Metro

(Oliver Contreras / For The Washington Post)

A small-stakes spat over land imperils a big-stakes regional project.

Metro board committee threatens to delay land swap needed for Purple Line for more money

A delay in the property transfer could be particularly harmful for the construction at College Park station, which is scheduled to begin in early November.


Purple Line construction will bring longer backups to congested Maryland roads

(Ricky Carioti / The Washington Post)

Building the light-rail line will require ripping up 13 miles of streets over four to five years.


Maryland should focus on fixing the infrastructure it already has

(Ricky Carioti / The Washington Post)


Public-private partnerships are in danger because of the Purple Line legal challenge

(Ricky Carioti / The Washington Post)

A potential game-changing setback has emerged in a federal court case involving the light-rail project.

What you need to know about the Purple Line’s construction

Here's how building a 16-mile light-rail line will look, feel and sound.


Montgomery leaders tell Purple Line project team to work with neighbors

(Jahi Chikwendiu / The Washington Post)

Some residents say they’ve been told little about coming effects to neighborhoods, traffic.

Silver Spring residents join others who say Purple Line contractor, Maryland officials are ignoring their concerns

Residents say light-rail construction has started in their neighborhoods with little public notice or information.


Small-business owners in Purple Line’s path worry about being forced to move

(Bill O’Leary / The Washington Post)

Maryland’s maximum $60,000 compensation won’t cover relocation costs, they say.


Don’t cut down trees for the Purple Line

(Katherine Shaver / The Washington Post)