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Dec 23, 2014

Business groups urge Hogan to back Purple Line

The Montgomery and Prince George’s counties chambers of commerce are urging Gov.-elect Larry Hogan to keep the proposed Purple Line light rail route on schedule because it will be an economic development tool.

Nov 18, 2014

Hogan’s election results in delay to Purple Line

Deadlines for proposals for the Purple Line rail project have been delayed at least 30 days.

Oct 17, 2014

Where Brown, Hogan stand on transportation issues

Much of the campaign debate over transportation comes down to the state gas tax, multibillion-dollar rail transportation projects and how to pay for local road projects.

Sep 25, 2014

LaHood calls for increased federal gas tax

The former federal transportation secretary tells a Baltimore summit that it will take more money to finance urgently needed projects.

Aug 28, 2014

Purple Line advances to engineering phase

Maryland's proposed Purple Line rail transit line moved closer to federal funding Thursday when federal transit officials announced the project has advanced to the engineering phase.

Aug 27, 2014

Purple Line suit seeks to protect rare creatures

A trail group in Bethesda, Maryland, is suing the U.S. Transportation Department, alleging a planned light-rail route through some Washington suburbs would harm two rare, shrimplike creatures.

Jul 8, 2014

Purple Line rail proposals delayed

State Department of Transportation officials have delayed the next phase in selecting a partner to help build the Purple Line in Montgomery and Prince George's counties.

Jun 30, 2014

Washington Property Co. breaks ground in Bethesda

The transit oriented development is the company's third Solaire branded mixed-use development.

Mar 10, 2014

Company calls Holocaust bill misguided

Proposed legislation unfairly targets a French government-controlled rail company for acts committed by the Nazi government during World War II, said the president of SNCF America.

Jan 24, 2014

Purple Line may face lawsuit over rare species

Federal officials have determined construction of the light-rail Purple Line in Maryland would not harm an endangered species living nearby

Nov 6, 2013

Purple Line P3 approved; still needs federal funds

A $2.2 billion plan to build the proposed Purple Line from New Carrollton to Bethesda — approved Wednesday as the first public-private partnership under revised state laws — could be derailed if expected federal funding fails to materialize.

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Nov 4, 2013

Union seeing red over possible low Purple Line wages

Union leaders say they want to ensure a public-private partnership meant to lower the costs of the proposed Purple Line doesn’t mean lower wages and benefits for future employees.

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