June 30, 2015

Leggett Heartened by Governor’s Purple Line Announcement

Following Governor Larry Hogan’s announcement on June 25 that he would “be moving forward” with some funding for the 16-mile light rail Purple Line from Bethesda to New Carrollton, County Executive Ike Leggett issued the following response:

“I am heartened by the Governor’s decision today.

“I look forward to further discussions with the Governor over every aspect of the Purple Line – cost, design, construction schedule, and the role Montgomery County will be able to play in making the Purple Line a reality.

“Enabling people to move around the Washington, D.C. Metro area is extremely important to our overall quality of life. It is important for us to continue to invest in new businesses that create jobs and grow our tax base. Montgomery County benefits. Prince George’s County benefits. And, the State of Maryland really benefits.

“That’s the message I recently delivered to Governor Larry Hogan when I met with him to further discuss the need to build the Purple Line.

“That is what I believe the Purple Line is all about.”

Read the Purple Line Preliminary Economic Impact Study Part 1: Update  and the Purple Line Preliminary Economic Impact Study Part 2: Update.

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