Structuralengineering, systems engineering services and CADD/Drafting servicesMaryland Transit Administration, Purple Line Light Rail Project, Baltimore, MD
The Purple Line is a proposed 16-mile light rail line extending from Bethesda in Montgomery County to New Carrollton in Prince George’s County. It will provide a direct connection to the Metrorail Red, Green and Orange Lines; at the Bethesda, Silver Spring, College Park, and New Carrollton Stations. The Purple Line will also connect to MARC, AMTRAK, and local bus services.
The Purple Line will be light rail system and will operate mainly in dedicated or exclusive lanes, allowing for fast, reliable transit operations. Twenty-one initial station locations will be constructed on the line.
MTA is taking the lead on this project, with the support and close coordination of a team that includes the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Montgomery and Prince George’s counties, the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, State Highway Administration, and local municipalities in the project area.
Montgomery and Prince George’s counties are changing, with steadily growing numbers of residents and jobs. Creating the Purple Line, an east-west public transportation link between Montgomery and Prince George’s counties, will address the growing congestion on the roads by providing an alternative to driving and providing more options to the large number of people in the area who already rely on transit.
Over $800 million in renovations and new construction have been dedicated to this project.