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Maryland’s Purple Line Plan

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The 16-mile Purple Line, which would run between Bethesda in Montgomery County and New Carrollton in Prince George’s County, is designed to provide faster and more-reliable east-west transit than buses and connect Maryland’s spokes of the Metrorail system with neighborhoods, MARC commuter rail stations and Amtrak stations.

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Police arrest two people in killing of Prince George’s attorney

(Guilherme Fares / Guilherme Fares)

Authorities say Brian Bregman was killed during a robbery inside his apartment

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Lyttonsville, one of Montgomery’s oldest neighborhoods, braces for change

WHERE WE LIVE | Diverse area in west Silver Spring to be a stop on the Purple Line.

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Firms managing Maryland’s Purple Line construction begin search for new contractor

(Sarah L. Voisin / The Washington Post)

Major work on the light-rail line would resume in September, according to the latest schedule.

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Maryland board approves $250 million legal deal to complete Purple Line construction

(Sarah L. Voisin / The Washington Post)

A top state transportation official said major construction is expected to resume within nine months.

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Maryland will pay Purple Line firms $100 million by Dec. 31 under legal settlement

(Sarah L. Voisin / The Washington Post)

The state hasn’t said when it will pay another $150 million it agreed to as part of a $250 million agreement.

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U-Md. refers 150 students to conduct office for failing to comply with coronavirus testing, safety requirements

(Katherine Frey / The Washington Post)

The action comes as the university suspends in-person classes.

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There is hope for the Purple Line at last

(Sarah L. Voisin / The Washington Post)

A new $250 million deal to salvage the project is likely to prove worthwhile for Marylanders.

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Maryland, Purple Line firms reach $250 million deal to keep project moving

The companies say they will seek a new contractor to finish building the 16-mile light-rail line.

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Terminate the Purple Line project

(Sarah L. Voisin / The Washington Post)

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Maryland will seek new Purple Line concessionaire if talks with original firms fail, transit official says

(Toni L. Sandys / The Washington Post)

The state will pursue a new public-private partnership if it doesn’t reach a deal over cost overruns, the official said.