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Purple Line added to Montgomery plans

A state proposal to build a 16-mile Purple Line is now officially part of Montgomery County's master plan, staff writer Katherine Shaver reports on the Post Now blog.

The council voted unanimously Tuesday to add a double-track rail line between downtown Bethesda and Langley Park -- Montgomery's section of a transit link that would extend east into Prince George's County to New Carrollton. Council members said they were committed to keeping a popular walking and biking trail adjacent to any Purple Line tracks, despite the fact that cost estimates to rebuild the trail recently ballooned from $25 million to at least $65 million.

Read the rest on Post Now.

By Washington Post Editors  | July 27, 2010; 1:00 PM ET
Categories:  Commuting, Maryland, Purple Line  
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