Friday, August 30, 2013

Leggett Joins O’Malley/Brown Administration in Announcing $630 Million Investment in County’s Transportation Network and $400 Million for Construction of Purple Line

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett joined Governor Martin O’Malley and Lt. Governor Anthony Brown during their announcement that Montgomery County will be receiving $628 million in transportation investments and an additional $400 million for construction of the Purple Line. Brown also announced that the Purple Line will be built as a public-private partnership under HB 560, the law he championed to attract private investment for new infrastructure in Maryland.

O’Malley recognized the critical role Leggett played in advocating for the passage of the Transportation Act and Leggett recognized and thanked the County’s State delegation for their efforts.

In addition to the Purple Line, critical projects receiving funding include the Corridor Cities Transitway, I-270/Watkins Mill Road Interchange, Ride On Bus, MD97 Relocation Near Brookeville, US29 Interchanges Design at Musgrove Road and Fairland Road, MD124 Widening (Phase 2) and the MD28/MD198 Corridor Transportation Improvement Study.

The County’s news release provides more details about the projects and their funding levels.