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Posted at 4:17 PM ET, 09/21/2010

Grant for Langley Park transit center

By Washington Post editors

Plans to build a transit center in Langley Park to serve bus riders in Montgomery and Prince George's counties got a boost Tuesday when members of Maryland's congressional delegation announced a $818,300 federal grant to design and build the center.

The transit center, which the Maryland Transit Administration plans to build at the northwest corner of University Boulevard and New Hampshire Avenue in the Langley/Takoma Park area, would be designed to offer a comfortable shelter where bus passengers could wait out of the weather and a safer place for them to transfer between buses. About a dozen bus routes converge in that area, serving about 30,000 residents, state officials said. The highly congested area also has a high concentration of pedestrian accidents and fatalities.

The transit center also would be a major stop on the state's planned Purple Line light rail line between Bethesda and New Carrollton.

-- Katherine Shaver

By Washington Post editors  | September 21, 2010; 4:17 PM ET
Categories:  Maryland  
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Comments

Another accommodation for illegals.

Posted by: postisarag | September 21, 2010 4:43 PM | Report abuse

So little Tijuana gets a better bus stop.

But seriously, that area is a total cluster-f***. I avoid it like the plague even though I live only a few miles from it. You have whole families of illegals just running across the 6 lanes of traffic, complete congestion from those who can't operate a vehicle on the American side of the road, and the MS-13 used car lot (the service road on 193 between the main road and the apartments.)

Posted by: ericroks | September 21, 2010 5:38 PM | Report abuse

Pork plain and simple.

Vote out the congressman who appropriated this.

Posted by: pooooop423 | September 21, 2010 6:25 PM | Report abuse

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