June 15, 2022

Meetings Being Held In-Person to Address Progress of Purple Line Construction, with Next Meeting on Tuesday, June 21, in Silver Spring 

Progress of continuing work on the Purple Line, including introduction of the new contractor, are the focus of a series of in-person meetings being held by the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA).

The meetings are open to the public and questions are permitted during the question-and-answer portion of the meeting. The next meeting is scheduled for 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21, 7 at the Silver Spring International Middle School, which is located at 313 Wayne Ave. in Silver Spring.  

The Purple Line will be a 16-mile light rail line that will extend from Bethesda in Montgomery County to New Carrollton in Prince George's County. It will provide a direct connection to the Metrorail Red, Green and Orange Lines at Bethesda, Silver Spring, College Park, and New Carrollton. The Purple Line also will connect to MARC, Amtrak and local bus services. The revised planned completion date is 2026.  

MDOT MTA has been holding planning community meetings, open houses and Community Advisory Meetings (CATs) to give residents updates on the Purple Line. Additional information is available on the project’s website at  purplelinemd.com/upcoming-meetings.  

At the meetings, MDOT MTA introduces the new design-build contractor, Maryland Transit Solutions (MTS). Meeting attendees also will have the opportunity to ask questions and hear updates.  

Among the issues that will be discussed are ongoing construction activities and the maintenance of traffic during construction (including planned detours, if applicable.  

The schedule of future community meetings regarding the Purple Line:  
  • Silver Spring (CAT). Tuesday, June 21, 7-8:30 p.m. Silver Spring International Middle School, 313 Wayne Avenue Silver Spring.  
  • Long Branch (CAT). Tuesday, June 28, 6:30-8 p.m. Oak View Elementary School,  400 East Wayne Ave., Silver Spring.  
The Purple Line team is returning to in-person meetings to engage in meaningful dialogue about the project. Specific questions also can be sent to MDOT MTA’s Outreach Team 10 days in advance of a meeting date. The Purple Line Outreach Team can be contacted at 443-451-3706 or via email at outreach@purplelinemd.com.  

Learn more about the Purple Line project here.