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How To Fund Purple Line? Questions Outnumber Answers

The state of Maryland will move forward with building the Purple Line, but only if Montgomery and Prince George's counties put more money toward the project. Where that cash will come from is anybody's guess at the moment.
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Pushing Forward With The Purple Line In Maryland

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has authorized a proposal to build a light rail line connecting Montgomery and Prince George's Counties. But he wants local jurisdictions to pay more for it. We explore where the debate heads from here.

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Big Outdoor Parking Lots Look Like Something Else To Montgomery County

The steadily urbanizing Maryland county's surface parking lots might be convenient for motorists, but many of them also happen to be on prime real estate.

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As Part Of Multibillion-Dollar Package For Roads, Hogan Says 'Yes' To Purple Line

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced a major shift in state transportation spending to prioritize the maintenance and expansion of roads and bridges over investment in mass transit projects.
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Hogan To Announce Nearly $2 Billion For Roads, Bridges In Maryland

A plan to spend $2 billion Maryland infrastructure will be announced Thursday.
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Metro Safety Makeover Is Possible, But Priorities Must Be Set, NTSB Head Says

After two days of hearings on the deadly L'Enfant Plaza smoke incident, Christopher Hart said his agency has a better understanding of what might have gone wrong in the tunnel, and what Metro can do to improve.

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Day 2 Of NTSB Hearings Turns On Metro's Close-Call Reporting System

Metro's safety culture was under the microscope on the second day of NTSB hearings, including some memorable exchanges about the bathroom habits of train operators.

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Thousands Of Documents, But No 'Solid Conclusions' In Metro Smoke Incident

A chaotic picture emerged from the first day of testimony at National Transportation Safety Board headquarters about the harrowing Jan. 12 incident.

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Memorial Park To Red Line Victims Opens As NTSB Hearings Into Metro Death Begin

A memorial park honoring the nine victims of the 2009 Red Line crash at Fort Totten was dedicated during a solemn ceremony Monday — just a day before NTSB hearings into the latest Metro death are scheduled to begin.
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Transit Unions See No Surprises In Federal Report On Metro Safety Lapses

Unions representing Metro transit workers say that many of the troubling findings that came out Wednesday in the Federal Transit Administration's "safety management inspection" report were unsurprising, and echo what they have long said about Metro's lack of a safety culture.

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