MTA to hold meetings on Purple Line plans

      A proposed Purple Line station. (Image courtesy MTA)

      Residents will get the chance to weigh in on plans for a Purple Line.

      The Maryland Transportation Authority is planning four meetings in November, Greater Greater Washington first reported. The 16-mile rail line from Bethesda to New Carrollton in Prince George's County is meant to "provide faster, more reliable transit service," the MTA says on its website.

      The Federal Transit Administration gave the project the go-ahead earlier this month, which means construction plans and environmental impact will now be laid out in more detail.

      The open houses will be held on

      Tuesday, Nov. 1,
      University of Maryland
      Adele H. Stamp Student Union –
      Prince George's Room
      College Park, MD 20742

      Wednesday, Nov. 2,
      National 4-H Youth Conference Center
      7100 Connecticut Avenue
      Chevy Chase, MD 20815

      Monday, Nov. 7,
      Silver Spring Civic Building
      One Veterans Place
      Silver Spring, MD 20910

      Thursday, Nov. 10,
      Beacon Heights Elementary School
      6929 Furman Parkway
      Riverdale, MD 20737

      Each will start at 5:30 and last through 8 p.m. For more, head to the MTA website.

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