The Big Story

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.


Obama administration proposes $125 million for Purple Line construction

(Maryland Transit Administration / Maryland Transit Administration)

Maryland wouldn’t get any federal aid for the light-rail project until it finalizes costs and a funding agreement.

Leggett requests $1.33 million to prepare trail land for Purple Line construction

About $750,000 would go to fighting lawsuits anticipated from residents who have built fences, sheds and other structures on trail land preserved for light-rail line.


Md.’s highest court rules for Montgomery in Purple Line fence fight

((Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post) / (Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post))

Residents along the trail between Bethesda and Silver Spring can’t claim ownership to rail right of way.

Report: Maryland has ‘frontrunner’ for Purple Line contract

Purple Line Transit Partners “is believed to be in pole position for the coveted deal.”

Maryland scheduled to notify winning Purple Line bidder Friday

State transit officials say they’ll publicly announce winner in February.


Clueless about their property lines

(Nikki Kahn / The Washington Post)


Residents along path of proposed Purple Line told to move fences, sheds

(Michael S. Williamson / The Washington Post)

Montgomery County says property owners have encroached on public land preserved for transitway, trail.


10 things D.C.-area travelers should know about 2016

(Ricky Carioti / The Washington Post)

Dr. Gridlock makes his predictions about Metro, streetcars, $1,000 speeding tickets and HOT lanes.


Top 10 traffic, transit stories of 2015

(Amanda Voisard / For the Washington Post)

Metro’s performance cast a shadow throughout the year, but some developments helped travelers.


Prince George’s County community calendar, Dec. 17-23, 2015

Lego play, “The Nutcracker;” holiday lunch, outdoor hikes, Columbia Jazz Band and cupcakes workshop.