About the Project
The Purple Line is 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 will also connect to MARC, Amtrak, and local bus services. Twenty-one stations are planned with two stations adjacent to Takoma Park at the Takoma Langley Transit Center and in Long Branch.
Maryland Transit Authority is taking the lead on this project, coordinating with a team that includes the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Montgomery and Prince George’s counties, the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, State Highway Administration, and local municipalities in the project area.
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Community Advisory Teams:
MTA has divided the 16-mile Purple Line corridor into eight areas, each to be represented by a Community Advisory Team (CAT). The CATs are member-driven teams with representatives appointed from neighborhood and civic associations, representatives from business associations and local governments.
Project Lead & Contact Info
Housing and Community Development
Project Info & Timeline
- Completion date: 2022
- Takoma Park’s role in project: Liaison for residents
- Departments involved: Housing & Community Development
Budget & Funding Source
See Maryland Transit Authority information page, linked below.
Links & Notes
Maryland Transit Authority: http://www.purplelinemd.com/en/
The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) is the lead agency, working with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), Montgomery and Prince George’s counties, the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, the Maryland State Highway Administration, and local municipalities in the project area.
Purple Line Transit Partners: http://www.purplelinetransitpartners.com/
Purple Line Transit Partners is the public-private partnership (P3) developed to design, construct, operate, and maintain the Purple Line system for 30 years.
Purple Line Now: http://www.purplelinenow.com/
Purple Line NOW! is an advocacy coalition of business, labor, environment, neighborhood, and civic organizations that works with local, state, and federal government officials in pursuit of the mission to build the Purple Line.
Purple Line Corridor Coalition: http://purplelinecorridor.org/
PLCC brings together partners to leverage skills and perspectives by aligning their work plans for coordinated action among government, businesses, philanthropy, nonprofit, and civic organizations.