Purple Line Light Rail Transit
Passing Through Downtown, Silver Spring, MD
CATEGORY: Public Buildings and Community Services
To connect communities in Prince George's and Montgomery counties, the Maryland Transit Administration is studying a new east-west high capacity transit line. As part of Governor O'Malley's "Smart, Green & Growing" initiative, the Purple Line would provide additional transportation capacity in the congested corridor between New Carrollton and Bethesda; provide faster, more reliable connections between existing Metro, MARC and Amtrak stations; and support economic development in both counties.
The Purple Line will connect downtown Silver Spring to downtown Bethesda. It will go through the Sarbanes Transit Center where it will provide connections to the Metro and MARC Commuter Rail. It will then go east with a station at the new Silver Spring Library then east connecting to the Takoma/Langley Crossroads, the University of Maryland at College Park and to New Carrolton.