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March 24, 2014

Md. MTA Purple Line receives Fed environmental approval

The FTA’s ROD marks the end of a thorough and extensive process to identify and then avoid, minimize or mitigate possible impacts to communities, historic buildings and natural resources such as parks, wetlands, streams and trees.


January 9, 2014

Md. selects 4 teams to submit RFPs for rail expansion

Representatives of state and county agencies, including Montgomery and Prince George’s counties, evaluated six statements of qualifications according to a solicitation plan.


December 12, 2013

6 public-private teams compete to build Md. light rail

In late 2014 or early 2015, MDOT / MTA will select a preferred partner and recommend the final agreement to the Board of Public Works for their review and approval. Construction could begin in spring 2015.


November 7, 2013

Md. MTA Purple Line private finance plan approved

A single private partner will be responsible for designing, constructing, operating and maintaining the project, as well as providing up to $900 million in private financing.


March 14, 2013

Md. MTA launches job training program

Thousands of skilled construction trade jobs expected to be generated by the Red and Purple Line transit projects and other transportation investments around the state.


June 4, 2012

University of Md. seeks limited late night rail access

The MTA's proposed 16-mile Purple Line light rail project may keep its doors closed after 10 p.m. at the three light rail stops proposed for university in an effort to safeguard campus borders.


May 12, 2010

Students, rail supporters criticize U of Md.'s plan

The university is considering closing Campus Drive to all but pedestrians, bicyclists, campus shuttles, emergency vehicles and university service vehicles from June 19 to Aug. 15 as a test of longer-term plans to create a "traffic-free, pedestrian-friendly zone."


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