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Another half-baked rail project

I read the Jan. 12 editorial “Hit the brakes,” on the questionable rush to build a high-speed rail system in California, and immediately thought many of the same issues and objections were appropriate for the Maryland Purple Line. The Purple...

By Pat Garvey, Bethesda  | January 17, 2011; 7:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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Will U-Md.'s new president get on board the Purple Line?

This month marked the beginning of a new era for the University of Maryland in College Park, as Wallace D. Loh officially took over as president, replacing C. Daniel Mote, who led the campus for over a decade. Considering the...

By Marcus Afzali, College Park  | November 19, 2010; 7:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  HotTopic, Maryland, Montgomery County, PG County, Purple Line  
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Why I put a hold on the Metro oversight bill

Borrowing money we don’t have to spend on regulations we don’t need will not make Metro riders any safer.

By washingtonpost.com editors  | August 16, 2010; 7:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Arlington, Baltimore, D.C., D.C. politics, Fairfax County, HotTopic, Maryland, Metro, Montgomery County, Prince George's County, Prince William County, Purple Line, Takoma, Tysons Corner, traffic, transportation  
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Double track decision was the right decision

Opponents of the Purple Line project in Montgomery County have tried just about everything to derail the planned light-rail line. When the route through Chevy Chase was finally approved by the Montgomery County Council in January, opponents asked if...

By Dan Malouff  | July 30, 2010; 11:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Wrong time to replace Pr. George's planning chief

I am disappointed that Prince George’s County Executive Jack B. Johnson is attempting to replace the chairman of the Prince George’s Planning Board, Samuel Parker Jr.

By washingtonpost.com editors  | March 1, 2010; 7:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  HotTopic, Prince George's County, Purple Line  
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Purple Line Planning

Jacob Feinspan Washington The Purple Line promises to reduce commuting time, take thousands of cars off the road, benefit the environment and create economic opportunities. But some people along the proposed route could find themselves priced out of their communities....

By Stephen Stromberg  | July 28, 2009; 2:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Older Entries in This Category »

The Purple Line's Flawed Projections, Vince Rinehart , July 28, 2009
The Purple Line's Real Toll, Vince Rinehart , July 17, 2009
Build the Purple Line, Then Bury It, Gina Acosta , March 10, 2009
 
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