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O'Malley To Make Transit Announcement In New Carrollton

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The New Carrollton station, shown here, is expected to be the eastern end of the Purple line light rail project.
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The New Carrollton station, shown here, is expected to be the eastern end of the Purple line light rail project.

 

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown and Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker will be making what their offices are calling "a significant transit-oriented announcement" later this morning at the New Carrollton station, in Prince George's County, according to the Associated Press.

The announcement could involve the Purple line, a light rail transit line that would link New Carrollton to Bethesda and other parts of Montgomery County. Proponents say it would help ease congestion in east-west corridors in this part of Maryland.

The purple line enjoys the support not only of Governor O'Malley, but also the councils in Prince George's and Montgomery counties.  The 20-station transit line has raised objections from some members of some communities in Silver Spring and Takoma Park. 

 

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