Trees and Taxpayers: Beware the Purple Line

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The $5.6 billion Purple Line contract signed by Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) saddles Maryland with a 40 percent increase in long-term debt — probably the largest in the state’s history. Washington Post Op-Ed

Friends of Capital Crescent Trail continues court fight to prevent irreparable harm to trail and those who use it.


The State of Maryland claims that clearing cutting of the Capital Crescent Trail from Bethesda to Rock Creek Park must occur in the first weeks of the 4-5 year project to build the Purple Line, and further that they cannot provide the previously required 30 day notice to residents and local jurisdictions.  Therefore their contractors closed… Read more »

The Purple Line is “transit that hurts transit” – five truths that you need to know about the Purple Line and why it is fiscally and environmentally irresponsible


The Purple Line is transit that hurts transit, according to Frank Lysy, a former Chief Economist of the World Bank Group ( and an expert in the lawsuit by Friends of the Capital Crescent Trail in which the federal court, on August 3, 2016, ordered suspension of the Purple Line pending further review.