Judge Leon should relinquish control over the Purple Line

Judge Leon is the Dean Smith of this much-needed transit option.

Editorial

Larry Hogan takes the wrong track in attacking a federal judge

(Patrick Semansky / Associated Press)

The jurist whose ruling has blocked the Purple Line made a poor ruling, but he was not unethical.

Letter

We don’t need a Purple Line boondoggle

((Katherine Shaver/The Washington Post) / (Katherine Shaver/The Washington Post))

Editorial

The Purple Line is fading to black

(N/A / Purple Line Transit Partners)

A federal judge and the Trump administration endanger a rational transit project.

Article

Maryland seeks federal aid for Metro repairs, Purple Line construction

A longer wish list includes D.C.-area transit projects left off previous list to the White House.

Article

Trump budget plan would deal blow to Washington region’s transit; Purple Line at risk

(The Washington Post / Gene Thorp)

Maryland officials say they can’t build the light-rail line without $900 million in federal aid.

Letter

Don’t blame owls for the Purple Line delay

(John McDonnell / The Washington Post)

Article

Purple Line construction faces more delays as deadline approaches to clear trees

(John McDonnell / THE WASHINGTON POST)

A federal law protecting migratory birds’ nests means trees on trail can’t be cut after March.

Letter

Disappearance of affordable housing isn’t inevitable

(Michael Robinson Chavez / The Washington Post)

Article

Montgomery County moves to preserve century-old bridge with ties to segregation

(Sarah L. Voisin / The Washington Post)

The Talbot Avenue bridge had been slated for demolition as part of Purple Line construction.