May 1, 2024

Specific Communities Can Get Updates on Purple Line Through Virtual Meetings in May


The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration will hold seven Purple Line Community Advisory Team (CAT) meetings in May. The virtual meetings will be targeted for specific neighborhoods and will include member-driven teams of representatives appointed by neighborhoods, community residents, civic and business associations and local governments.

The Maryland Transit Administration is one of the largest multi-modal transit systems in the United States. The Purple Line will be a 16-mile, 21-station light rail line that will extend from New Carrollton in Prince George’s County to Bethesda in Montgomery County. It will directly connect to the Metro’s 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.

Update meetings could most impact the Montgomery communities of Silver Spring (May 7), University Boulevard (May 9), Bethesda-Chevy Chase (May 14), Greater Lyttonsville-Woodside (May 21) and Long Branch (May 23).

“Progress of the Purple Line has reached an exciting period, and our team looks forward to sharing this progress with the public,” said Purple Line Senior Project Director Ray Biggs II. “Our spring CAT meetings will show future Purple Line stations taking shape, miles of installed track and completed neighborhood improvements such as the Talbot Avenue Bridge.”

The Purple Line project team will include representatives from the concessionaire, Purple Line Transit Partners, and Maryland Transit Solutions, the design-builder. They will provide area-specific updates in addition to overall project information. Each meeting will incorporate dedicated time for CAT members and residents to ask questions.

The virtual meetings will be held via Microsoft Teams, offering captioning services in multiple languages. Instructions on how to enable live captioning are posted on the project website, Questions on the CAT meetings can be directed to the outreach team at

All meetings will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. The schedule for specific neighborhoods is as follows:
  • Thursday, May 2. Riverdale Park – New Carrollton
  • Tuesday, May 7. Silver Spring
  • Thursday, May 9. University Boulevard
  • Tuesday, May 14. Bethesda-Chevy Chase
  • Thursday, May 16. College Park
  • Tuesday, May 21. Greater Lyttonsville-Woodside
  • Thursday, May 23. Long Branch
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