Greater Greater Washington

MTA to hold Purple Line open houses in November

MTA Maryland will hold a series of open houses on the Purple Line in November. These open houses will give residents an opportunity to learn about the Purple Line, and share their views on the project with MTA Maryland staff.


Photo by thecourtyard on Flickr.

Earlier this month, the Federal Transit Administration gave approval for the Purple Line to proceed to the "preliminary engineering" phase. In this phase, the agency will begin to develop construction plans for the project and formalize funding commitments, so that the project's environmental impacts can be assessed as part of the environmental review process.

The Preliminary Engineering phase is expected to take about two years to complete, and will result in the preparation of a Final Environmental Impact Statement.

The open houses will run from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM at these locations:

  • Tuesday, November 1, 2011
    University of Maryland
    Adele H. Stamp Student Union, Prince George's Room
    College Park, MD 20742
  • Wednesday, November 2, 2011
    National 4-H Youth Conference Center
    7100 Connecticut Avenue
    Chevy Chase, MD 20815
  • Monday, November 7, 2011
    Silver Spring Civic Building
    One Veterans Place
    Silver Spring, MD 20910
  • Thursday, November 10, 2011
    Beacon Heights Elementary School
    6929 Furman Parkway
    Riverdale, MD 20737
Kurt Raschke is an information technology professional and transit enthusiast interested in how technology can improve the usability of transit systems. A car-free resident of Silver Spring, he is a frequent user of Metrorail and Metrobus. He also blogs at Raschke on Transport. All views expressed here are his alone. 

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