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While the deadline for an answer was pushed back until June, both County Executives sounded hopeful emerging from the meeting today.
Leggett said the governor listened intently to the arguments for the Purple Line, but didn’t indicate if what he was hearing had swayed him.
Baker says he understands that the Purple Line is competing with roads when it comes to infrastructure investments. Baker said his own constituents are concerned about the conditions of roads such as Route 210/Indian Head Highway.
Baker explained that he understands concerns about the conditions of roads and bridges.
“We had a bridge collapse in Beltsville, so we get that,” he said.
But Baker says the connectivity that the Purple Line offers in terms of tying business centers together, and spurring growth, make the expense worth it in the long run.
“When you weigh all the factors, the Purple Line makes sense,” Baker said."
See more about the meeting at: WTOP.COM
Martin Di Caro wrote up the protest on Monday and talked to county leaders prior to their meeting with Gov. Hogan on Thursday. See more at: WAMU.org
"The top political leaders of Montgomery and Prince George’s counties will meet Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) next Thursday to make a final plea for the light-rail Purple Line," Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller said Thursday.
Miller (D-Calvert) arranged the meeting and said Hogan told him he would make a decision on the Purple Line within two weeks.
Montgomery, Prince George’s leaders to make their final plea for Purple Line
Gov. Larry Hogan has agreed to meet with county executives next week.