July 30, 2014. The MTA has issued its Request for Proposals to the four private consortiums who are seeking to build and operate the Purple Line. Responses must be submitted by Jan. 9, 2015. The MTA will then select a preferred partner by March 12. The RFP can be viewed by clicking here.
July 29, 2014. Several environmental groups and individual citizens have notified federal agencies that they plan to file suit under the Endangered Species Act over the proposed Purple Line unless the government studies the project's potential impacts on two endangered species and acts for their protection. For information, go to the Purple Line section of our Issues page.
March 4, 2014. The Federal Transit Administration has recommended that the Purple Line receive federal funding. For details, click here.
December 13, 2013. Coquelin Run helps form the Coalition of Purple Line Neighborhoods, which represents fifteen communities of more than 6,000 households along the entire span of the Purple Line alignment in Montgomery County. The purpose of the Coalition is to work collaboratively with the MTA and officials at the Federal, State, and County level to find ways to mitigate the impact of the Purple Line on our communities and quality of life.
October 17, 2013. CRCA provides its comments on the Purple Line Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS), which you can view by clicking here. For the latest Purple Line news, please see our Issues page.
September 6, 2013. The Maryland Transit Administration has released the Final Environmental Impact Statemement (FEIS) for the Purple Line. The FEIS describes the impact on people within 500 feet of the planned route, both during construction and once trains began passing by as many as 70 times a day. Of particular note is Chapter Four of the FEIS, which describes the anticipated property acquisitions, noise, vibrations, and reduction in tree canopy. The FEIS can be viewed at www.purplelinemd.com. A link to the FEIS also is on our Issues page.
August 6, 2013. Governor O'Malley pledges State funds for the Purple Line. For more recent news on the Purple Line, please see our Issues page.
July 26, 2013. The County Council approved a Sector Plan for the Chevy Chase Lake area by an 8-1 vote. For more information on the Sector Plan, please see our Issues page.