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Maryland Transit Authority to host purple line community meeting

SILVER SPRING, Md. (DC News Now) — On Tuesday, people will get the chance to weigh in on metro’s long-awaited purple line project.

It’s part of a series of virtual meetings to address concerns and provide updates as the construction continues.

The 16-mile light train rail will bridge the transportation gap from Bethesda in Montgomery county to New Carrollton in Prince George’s County.

As construction continues, they plan to keep the community updated and address any concerns.

Tuesday’s meeting is dedicated to those in the Silver spring area but there will also be several meetings in coming weeks for other areas below:

May 7th Silver Spring
May 9th University Boulevard
May 14th Bethesda/Chevy Chase
May 16th College Park
May 21st Lyntonsville
May 23rd Long Branch

The meeting will be held online, and you can find that information on purplelinemd.com


 

Virginia's Department of Rail and Public Transportation Invites Public Feedback on Transportation Projects

Public meeting scheduled for May 16, 2024, at 4:00 PM.

RICHMOND, VA - The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) is pleased to invite the public to provide feedback on public transportation and rail projects recommended for funding in its Fiscal Year (FY) 2025-2030 Six Year Improvement Program (SYIP). The public meeting will take place on May 16, 2024, at 4:00 PM.

Community members can participate in person at DRPT's Headquarters (600 E Main St, Suite 2100, Richmond, VA 23219), DRPT’s Northern Virginia office (1725 Duke Street, Suite 675, Alexandria, VA 22314), or virtually. To attend virtually, participants must register here.

During the meeting, the public will have the opportunity to learn about and provide feedback on the Draft Fiscal Year 2025-2030 SYIP. DRPT’s program allocates public funds to various transportation projects and initiatives, including rail, public transportation, and transportation demand management. The Draft FY 2025-2030 SYIP identifies projects proposed for inclusion in the final program, which will be presented to the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) at its June meeting.

“We are excited to engage with the community and hear their perspectives on transportation projects. Your feedback is crucial as we strive to create a more connected and efficient transportation system that improves the quality of life for all Virginians," says DRPT Director Jennifer DeBruhl.

In addition to the May 16th meeting, the Commonwealth Transportation Board will be hosting a total of nine public meetings across Virginia to gather feedback from the community.

For more information, please visit the DRPT Data Portal.


BTWD 2024 Banner

Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 17, 2024. Join us at over 100 pit stops in DC, MD, and VA for this FREE event for a fun and healthy way to start your day. The first 16,000 who register and attend at a pit stop receive a FREE T-shirt. Free giveaways, food, and beverages at participating locations, while supplies last.

Registration is now open. See you in May.

 

 

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