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 MarylandAdele H. Stamp Student Union -Prince George's RoomCollege Park, MD 20742

      Wednesday, Nov. 2, National 4-H Youth Conference Center7100 Connecticut AvenueChevy Chase, MD 20815

      Monday, Nov. 7, Silver Spring Civic BuildingOne Veterans PlaceSilver Spring, MD 20910

      Thursday, Nov. 10, Beacon Heights Elementary School6929 Furman ParkwayRiverdale, MD 20737

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