The proposed light train line got a boost recently after the MD Senate passed an omnibus appropriation bill that included $3million for the Purple Line. The proposed transit line will cross College Park and connect New Carrollton to Bethesda through Silver Spring.

In a press release, Senator Ben Cardin said:

Federal investment in the Purple Line also is good news for thousands of Marylanders, particularly federal employees, currently wasting time, money and gas in gridlock. The lack of affordable, convenient transportation choices connecting Maryland communities, along with Metro, MARC and Amtrak, has been frustrating for individuals and businesses throughout our region. But that is now changing.

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