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FTA, Maryland Transit Administration appeal judge's Purple Line decision

Rail| July 17, 2017

Ruling called for an additional environmental study of the light rail line, despite the fact the project had already been studied and signed-off on by the feds. 

U.S. DOT commits $1.5B to L.A. Metro Purple Line Extension

Rail| January 5, 2017

Coupled with Metro’s $747 million local match made possible by 2008’s Measure R sales tax, $2.4 billion is now secured to continue construction of one of L.A. County’s most critically needed public transit projects.

Management & Operations| November 8, 2016

LA Metro makes T-Mobile cell service available on Red, Purple Lines

In addition to regular cellular service, emergency 911 calls can also be made by Metro riders. In the event of an emergency, riders are reminded to first contact the train operator via the emergency intercom system located on board trains and on station platforms.

Rail| March 2, 2016

Md. Gov. green lights Purple Line contract

Following negotiations with Purple Line Transit Partners, an agreement has been set that will see the state’s upfront expenditure for construction cost drop to $159.8 million – $8 million less than the $168 million threshold Gov. Hogan originally announced.

Rail| December 14, 2015

Maryland Purple Line EIS receives FTA 'Outstanding Achievement' award

The MTA’s Purple Line is a 16-mile, 21-station light rail line in the northern Washington D.C. suburbs. A circumferential rail transit line linking an existing radial system, the Purple Line will connect key activity centers, four branches of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority system, and Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor.

Rail| June 5, 2015

[Video] Houston Metro Purple Line Launch

On May 23, 2015, Houston METRO joined the list of cities with top-notch transit systems with the opening of the Purple Line. Concurrent with the Purple Line, Houston METRO also opened the 3.3-mile Green Line. Combined with the Red Line extension that opened in December 2013, the three new lines will triple Houston's light-rail’s footprint.

Government Issues| February 4, 2015

Obama budget includes $100 million for L.A. subway extension

The President's budget also recommends that Section 2 -- a 2.6-mile extension of the subway receive a Full Funding Grant Agreement which, if granted, would serve as the commitment to provide federal matching funds for this portion of the subway.

Management & Operations| October 14, 2014

Houston's light rail expansion moves forward with Purple Line

Also known as the Southeast Corridor line, the 6.6-mile, 10-station Purple Line begins downtown and travels southeast along Capitol and Rusk to the Palm Center near MLK and Griggs.
Management & Operations| August 29, 2014

Md. MTA Purple Line approved for engineering phase

Entry into the New Starts Engineering phase is the final milestone required before FTA can sign a Purple Line Full Funding Grant Agreement. With this achievement, MTA can start to incur costs that are eligible for federal reimbursement.
Government Issues| May 21, 2014

L.A. receiving $2.1B for subway extension

Will receive $1.25 billion in construction grant funds from the FTA's Capital Investment Grant Program and up to $856 million from the U.S. DOT's TIFIA loan program.
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