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Gov. O’Malley Promotes Purple Line

Just to build on Raj’s post a couple of days ago, Gov. Martin O’Malley has actively promoted the Purple Line light rail in his bid for re-election.  The Purple Line is a 16-mile project that would connect Bethesda to New Carrollton via Silver Spring at a cost of almost $1.7 billion.  Full article here.

Purple Line Becomes Political Issue Again

Not that it stopped being political but now it looks like it will play a role in the race to be the next Governor. After plumping for rapid bus instead of light rail former Governor, and challenger, Ehrlich stated that:

“You have to be honest with people, and the honesty is the dollars aren’t there”

What do you think light rail or rapid bus for the purple line?