Purple Line NOW! seeks mobility choices for citizens of the region and believes the Purple Line is the most important next addition to the Maryland public transit network. The Purple Line will be a 16-miles long modern light rail and will connect Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Lytonsville, Silver Spring, Long Branch, Takoma/Langley, College Park/the University of Maryland, M Square, Riverdale Park and New Carrollton, Maryland. The Purple Line will form an arc around the northern end of our nation's capital, tying together major Maryland suburban centers in Maryland's two most populous counties.
The Purple Line will connect to four branches of the metro rail system (Red twice, Green, and Orange), three MARC rail lines, two AMTRAK lines, dozens of bus routes and two intercity bus stations. The Purple Line will cut the travel time for tens of thousands of current transit riders. It will bring more Maryland residents into close proximity to stops on the regional rail transit system and encourage additional tens of thousands of citizens to switch to transit for trips to work, school and recreational activities.
Our Chief of Staff, Alan Bowser, attended the event with Councilmember Trachtenberg.
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