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Signing event for $900M in Purple Line funds postponed indefinitely (access required)

WASHINGTON — Officials have postponed a signing event that would have locked in $900 million in federal funding to build the light-rail Purple Line in Maryland. Citing an email Thursday from the Maryland Department of Transportation, the Washington Post reports ...

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Judge vacates Purple Line approval, orders new ridership study (access required)

Maryland must conduct another study on anticipated Purple Line ridership in light of safety concerns about the Metrorail system, a federal judge has ruled. The order Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon that the state prepare another supplemental ...

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Citing Metro, court ruling on Purple Line could set back construction (access required)

WASHINGTON  — A federal judge has canceled government approval of the light-rail Purple Line, citing ongoing problems with Metrorail. A U.S. District Court judge said in a ruling Wednesday that Maryland must do another study projecting anticipated Purple Line ridership ...

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Md. treasurer wants state to examine impact of Purple Line costs (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s treasurer Wednesday called on the legislature and the governor to examine how large-public private partnership projects could affect state finances and its coveted bond rating. Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp made her comments during a Board of Public ...

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Businesses in limbo as they await Purple Line (access required)

SILVER SPRING — Optician Delmar Nelson sits alone in his office on a late winter afternoon. Just outside the door, rows of untouched eyeglasses sit in displays illuminated by yellow lights. No one has walked into his store for the ...

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Purple Line construction cost to be $2 billion (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Larry Hogan’s administration says the cost for construction of the Purple Line will be nearly $2 billion. The Maryland Department of Transportation released the new number Friday. Earlier this week, the department announced a team of private ...

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Democrats seek more control of Md. transportation decisions (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Larry Hogan’s reprioritizing transportation spending, including the cancellation of the multibillion-dollar Red Line project in Baltimore, has some state legislators pushing for changes. The proposed legislation is the latest battle over transportation spending that started last summer, ...

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Baker to detail how Hogan gives ‘short end of the stick’ to some jurisdictions

Local leaders from three heavily Democratic areas will meet with reporters to offer a contrarian view of last year under Republican Gov. Larry Hogan.

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