U. of Maryland no longer opposed to campus rail

Posted on June 13, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. — University of Maryland officials have ended their long-held opposition to running Maryland Transit Administration Purple Line light rail trains through the heart of the College Park campus, giving a major boost to the project as transit officials seek federal funding for its construction, The Washington Post reports.

University leaders have said trains would ruin the campus’s pedestrian-friendly feel, endanger walkers and cyclists, and create electromagnetic interference for sensitive lab equipment. The university had proposed a tunnel or other setups farther from the campus core. Frank Brewer, the university’s vice president for administrative affairs, told The Washington Post Wednesday that the MTA had addressed those concerns. For the full story, click here.

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