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Chao and Hogan sign Purple Line agreement (access required)

HYATTSVILLE — U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan have signed an agreement to build a 16-mile light rail project in the traffic-congested Maryland suburbs of the nation’s capital. They held groundbreaking ceremony on Monday in Hyattsville. ...

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Judge rejects Maryland’s plea to start Purple Line construction during appeal (access required)

A federal judge Monday said his court order holding up construction of Maryland’s Purple Line will remain in effect while the state continues to fight a lawsuit opposing the light-rail project. In a 12-page ruling, U.S. District Judge Richard J. ...

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Federal judge orders further study before Purple Line clearance (access required)

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A federal judge Monday ordered further study of Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority ridership before plans for the Purple Line can proceed. U.S. District Judge Richard D. Leon ruled state and federal agencies “failed to take the requisite ‘hard look’ ...

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