Monday, September 30, 2013
Purple Line Environmental Review and Comment Period Extended to October 21
The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA), in coordination with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), has extended the public comment period for the Purple Line Final Environmental Impact Statement and Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation (FEIS) through Monday, October 21.
The FEIS identifies and addresses issues raised by agency and public stakeholders throughout the project development phase. Copies of the FEIS are available online. Comments can be submitted online or by email with “FEIS COMMENT” as the subject heading.
The Purple Line is a proposed $2.2 billion, 16-mile, 21-station modern light rail line that would provide connections to major business districts and activity centers in Bethesda, Silver Spring, Takoma/Langley Park, College Park/University of Maryland and New Carrollton, as well as link to Metrorail’s Red, Green and Orange lines. The average daily ridership in 2040 is anticipated to be more than 74,000.