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Groundbreaking for Maryland's Purple Line set for Monday

Groundbreaking for Maryland's Purple Line set for Monday (File Image) 

A groundbreaking for the long-awaited Purple Line in Maryland is set for Monday morning in Prince George's County.

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan will host the event in Hyattsville at 10 a.m.

The announcement comes days after Governor Hogan spoke with Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao about the project and the Full Funding Grant Agreement.

A Full Funding Grant Agreement would free up $325 million in federal funds already appropriated and a total of $900 million over the life of the agreement.

Last month, a judge reinstated the projects environmental approval.

Responding to the courts decision, Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh said the court order “will allow construction of the Purple Line to commence, and we will continue to do everything we possibly can to keep the Purple Line moving forward.”

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