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Maryland Transit Administration

January 19, 2019, 9am PST
The 16-mile Purple Line light rail project, which connects Maryland suburbs in Montgomery and Prince George's counties to the D.C. Metro Gold, Red, and Orange lines, is facing a new lawsuit.
The Washington Post
January 15, 2019, 10am PST
A local bus and transit advocate pushes for more improvements to the Maryland Transit Administration's bus system in the city of Baltimore.
CityLab
January 11, 2019, 8am PST
Project documents acquired by The Washington Post reveal numerous unresolved problems with construction on the Purple Line.
The Washington Post
August 22, 2018, 10am PDT
Opposition to construction of rail transit based on concerns about crime is a familiar story to transit planners. Calling for existing transit stops to close is a little less familiar.
The Guardian
February 13, 2018, 8am PST
Emergency repairs will shut down Metro SubwayLink for a month, adding the system to an ignominious list of transit closures that includes SafeTrak in Washington, D.C. and the L Train in New York City.
The Baltimore Sun
January 21, 2018, 5am PST
The failure of suburb-to-suburb bus service run by the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) offers lessons in regional transit planning.
Greater Greater Washington
November 17, 2017, 9am PST
Service has notably improved, but that hasn't been enough to boost ridership so far.
The Baltimore Sun
June 27, 2017, 9am PDT
The reviews were mixed on the first days of service for the highly anticipated BaltimoreLink bus system redesign.
The Baltimore Sun
May 30, 2017, 6am PDT
Funding for Caltrain electrification, which Transportation Secretary Chao approved May 22, is one of 21 transit projects receiving funding in the omnibus spending bill that may be contingent on approval from the Trump Administration.
The Washington Post
May 23, 2017, 12pm PDT
A recent ruling by a U.S. district court could be a deathblow for the 16-mile Purple Line extension into Maryland, as well as for transit planning in general.
Greater Greater Washington
March 16, 2017, 9am PDT
A funding formula that frequently determines the scope and quality of transit in the state of Maryland could be reformed by state legislators this year.
Greater Greater Washington
February 6, 2017, 7am PST
A local politician resorted to holding a bake sale to help fund free bus service for students.
The Baltimore Sun
June 30, 2015, 5am PDT
According to this editorial, Governor Larry Hogan's decision to halt a planned $2.9 billion light rail line betrays a politically-motivated preference for roads.
Baltimore Sun
March 20, 2014, 12pm PDT
The Federal Transit Authority has granted one of the final approvals needed for the Purple Line—a 16-mile light rail line between Bethesda and New Carrollton in Maryland.
Greater Greater Washington
September 27, 2013, 12pm PDT
In exchange for a promise from a country club not to oppose the planned Purple Line, the Maryland Transit Administration has agreed to move tracks, build sound walls, and attend regular meetings. Residents aren't happy about the special treatment.
The Washington Post