Community Meetings Announced as Purple Line Work Continues

by MCS Staff
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With the recent selection of a new contractor and construction activities of the Purple Line continuing, the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA), which manages the project, will be hosting a number of in-person community meetings in Montgomery County.

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. The Purple Line has a planned completion date of 2026.

Please see the list of community meetings, both open houses and Community Advisory Meetings (CATs) the state has set up to give Montgomery County residents updates on the Purple Line in the project’s website at purplelinemd.com/upcoming-meetings. These meetings are open to the public, and questions are permitted during the Question-and-Answer portion of the meeting.

At these meetings, MDOT MTA will introduce the community to their new design-build contractor, Maryland Transit Solutions (MTS) and you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and hear updates on:

  • Construction activities in your area
  • The maintenance of traffic during construction including any upcoming detours (if applicable)

Upcoming Meetings:

Montgomery County Open House
Wednesday, May 25, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Silver Spring Civic Building 1 Veterans Pl, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Bethesda/Chevy Chase (CAT)
Tuesday, June 7, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
North Chevy Chase Elementary School
3700 Jones Bridge Road Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Greater Lyttonsville/Woodside (CAT
Tuesday, June 14, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Rosemary Hills Elementary School
2111 Porter Road Silver Spring, MD 20910

Silver Spring (CAT)
Tuesday, June 21, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Silver Spring International Middle School
313 Wayne Avenue Silver Spring, MD 20910

Long Branch (CAT)
Tuesday, June 28, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Oak View Elementary School
400 East Wayne Avenue Silver Spring, MD 20901

The Purple Line team is returning to in-person meetings to engage in meaningful dialogue about the project. Specific questions a community would like to have addressed should be sent to  MDOT MTA’s Outreach Team 10 days in advance of the meeting date. Please feel free to contact the Purple Line Outreach Team at 443-451-3706 or via email at outreach@purplelinemd.com.

Learn more about the state-managed, Purple Line project here.

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