by Randal O’Toole

The Hogan administration is currently reviewing plans to build the Purple light-rail line in Maryland’s D.C. suburbs. Randal O’Toole of the Cato Institute offers a detailed analysis of why it shouldn’t be built. Opposing comments at the bottom of the article are welcome or full-blown commentaries in response can be sent to

The Purple light-rail line that is proposed between Bethesda and New Carrollton will be slow, it will increase congestion, and it will use more energy than all of the few cars it takes off the road.