It’s been one year, since state and federal leaders broke ground on the Purple Line, and officials say there’s been a lot done in one year. 

Last August, officials began construction on the 16 mile light rail line, which will travel through Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties. Trees have been cleared along part of the route. In Silver Spring, crews are working several locations, including the Silver Spring International Middle School. Those who advocated for the Purple Line are anxious to see plans come to fruition. 

“In the promise of 2022, there’s going to be a remarkable improvement in mobility in this region, when about the time, all the roads come to a complete halt, because of traffic congestion,” said Ralph Bennett, president of Purple Line Now.

Purple line officials say the project is still scheduled to be completed in 2022. Read a statement from the Maryland Department of Transportation below: 

“The target date for Purple Line revenue service to begin remains 2022. The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration continues to work with the Purple Line Transit Partners to make up for lost time from the year-long court delays and to deliver the project in late 2022.  The entire Purple Line team is working closely together on all the details of the project to determine if we can make that happen.” 

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