Purple Line NOW News - March 9, 2021

In today's edition of Purple Line NOW News, here's what you'll find:

  • What's Happening at PLN?
    • Mark Your Calendars for May 4!
    • All Good Things Must (Sometimes) End
  • Purple Line In the News
  • Photos From Around the Corridor
  • Update on the CCT Tunnel Under Wisconsin Avenue

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What' Happening

   WHAT'S HAPPENING AT PLN?

Mark Your Calendars!

We have been promising to announce the next Envisioning the Purple Line Series Forum -- and today's the day!

Your input in our recent survey confirmed our suspicion that it was time to do a full status update of all-things-Purple-Line! It will happen on Tuesday, May 4, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, so please mark your calendars now.

The event will be held virtually and you must sign up for the webinar in advance. Stay tuned for the official invitation coming soon which will have a sign-up link, but we couldn't resist letting the cat out of the bag for readers of the Purple Line NOW News!

We are tickled to announce that Maryland Secretary of Transportation, Gregory Slater, will be our keynote speaker, and will bring us up-to-date on what's happening along the line, the timeline going forward, and other bits of interest to all of us who are eager to get to that first ride. Secretary Slater's remarks will be followed by a panel discussion with key Purple Line leaders. We'll be announcing those panelists soon, but take a moment to mark your calendars so you can join us on May 4! 

All Good Things Must (Sometimes) End

We sent an email last week to announce our Matching Donation Campaign will be ending on the Ides of March. If you don't see your name on our list of donors and are able to make a gift to Purple Line NOW, your gift will be doubled by our generous anonymous donor until March 15. Of course, any level of gift at any time is always welcomed and appreciated (and needed!) We are extraordinarily grateful for all of our supporters -- we simply can't exist without you.

***We are thrilled to report, as of this morning, we are at $4,515, just a few hundred dollars shy of our $5,000 goal!***

These funds will help us continue this newsletter this spring and summer, host the above-mentioned forum in May, and continue our work of staying abreast of the news and connecting residents' issues to problem solvers. 

We know this is a tough time for everyone. You’ve heard us say before that we do all of our work -- the newsletters, the forums, and the outreach -- on a very skinny budget, less than $20,000 a year. You can donate by clicking the purple button below:

A reminder: Purple Line NOW does not receive underwriting grants from any source, government (local or otherwise), nor are we a membership organization (we do not ask for annual dues). Remember, with your donation, your name (or your business name) will be listed on our website, as well as in event literature and signage for a year following your donation.

A great big thank you to our anonymous donor whose dedication to the project through this matching grant will make it easier for all our donors to have a significant positive impact on the work we do. Thank you!

PL in the News

   THE PURPLE LINE IN THE NEWS

Montgomery asks state whether Purple Line can be single-tracked in Bethesda station (K. Shaver, March 6, 2021, Washington Post)

County Council members challenge Elrich’s request to single-track Purple Line in Bethesda  (D. Schere, March 5, 2021, Bethesda Magazine)

Three design-build contractors short-listed to finish Purple Line (B. Adhikusuma, March 3, 2021, Bethesda Magazine)

Features and Highlights

   FEATURES & HIGHLIGHTS

Some photos from work happening around the Purple Line corridor from MDOT MTA:

Construction Updates

   CONSTRUCTION UPDATES

Update on the CCT Tunnel Under Wisconsin Avenue

In the February 24 edition of the Purple Line NOW News, we reported that Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich has asked MTA whether it might be possible to “single track” the Purple Line through the proposed Capital Crescent Trail tunnel (which goes under Wisconsin Avenue) while allowing room within the tunnel for the Capital Crescent Trail.

County Executive Elrich argued that his proposal would involve a section of single-tracking that would be far shorter than a previously rejected proposal and that given the 7.5 minute headways, there'd be no chance of two trains needing the track at the same time. However, any regular commuter, especially any Metro rider, is quite familiar with the problems that can occur at a bottleneck. For example, what happens if a passenger becomes sick and needs to be offloaded? What if a vehicle malfunctions? Or, what if a segment of track, in the tunnel, needs repair?

Purple Line NOW Vice President Greg Sanders writes, "I’ve spent over a decade studying acquisition projects. This proposal would have big implications, both for construction design and for operations where the concessionaire is paid based on on-time performance. Even if it was technically feasible, any change of this magnitude could prompt a change order that adds tens of millions of dollars to the cost. Earlier this week, County Executive Elrich asked what the harm is in studying the proposal. The harm is that the timeline for selecting a new construction contractor is dependent on completing the final stages of the engineering design. All Montgomery County leaders have rightly lamented the extended disruption caused by the switch to a new concessionaire. Maryland needs all design hands on deck to finish this competition."

Ralph Bennett, Purple Line NOW Board President, added, "We call on the County Executive to uphold the promises the Council made when he was a member to ensure a safe and fast connection for what will be one of the highest demand hiker and biker trail segments in the County. Completing the trail is a County responsibility and the buck stops with the County Executive to offer a proposal within his power that addresses the legitimate concerns raised by Councilmember Friedson and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association."

We will keep you posted as the situation develops.

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Purple Line NOW News - February 24, 2021

In today's edition of Purple Line NOW News, here's what you'll find:

  • What's Happening at PLN?
    • We're $2,000 Away From Our Goal - Can You Help? Your Donation Will Be Matched!
  • Photos of Progress
  • Construction Updates
    • Update on the CCT Tunnel Under Wisconsin Avenue
    • MDOT MTA Update on RFQ and LRV Car Production
    • More Tree Replacement Resources
What' Happening

   WHAT'S HAPPENING AT PLN


We're $2,000 Away From Our Goal -- Can You Help? Your Donation Will Be Matched!

As you know, Purple Line NOW has received a generous matching donation to be used to double any donation from $25 up to $1,000 until the goal of $5,000 is reached.

As of today, our anonymous donor has currently matched $3,000 in donations! Thank you to all who have already given!

We know this is a tough time for everyone. If you are able to and can give during this matching campaign, we would sincerely appreciate your consideration. You can see a list of our generous donors on our website -- those who have contributed in the past year and helped us accomplish our work. If you do not see your name on our list or if your annual contribution is nearing expiration, we hope you’ll take the opportunity to renew your donation during this period when your generosity will be doubled by the challenge grant! Click the black button below to donate.

Challenge grants work like this: If you give a gift of $25, your donation will count as $50. If you give $1,000, your donation will count as $2,000. Any and all donations are welcome and very much appreciated.

A reminder: Purple Line NOW does not receive underwriting grants from any source, government (local or otherwise), nor are we a membership organization (we do not ask for annual dues). We operate solely on donations from individuals and businesses like you who care about the Purple Line and whose generosity allow us to continue our work each year. Remember, with your donation, your name (or your business name) will be listed on our website, as well as in event literature and signage for a year following your donation.


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Features and Highlights

   FEATURES & HIGHLIGHTS

Here are some photos from work happening around the Purple Line corridor from MDOT MTA. Don't forget to send us some snaps of your own!

Construction Updates

   CONSTRUCTION UPDATES


Update on the CCT Tunnel Under Wisconsin Avenue

You may have heard that there is a proposal on the table from the Montgomery County Executive to “single track” the Purple Line through the proposed Capital Crescent Trail tunnel (which goes under Wisconsin Avenue.) Purple Line NOW is advocating that the promises made to our community be kept and that a high-quality connection for the portion of the Capital Crescent Trail that will run from Bethesda to Silver Spring is restored. The tunnel is part of the Bethesda Purple Line Station Minor Master Plan, is in an area with proven demand for pedestrian connections, and has long been a Council priority. The Executive's proposed single-tracking alternative is to pass the buck to the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA), which is unlikely to even consider such a major change at this stage in construction.

Even setting aside the fact that single-tracking would put at risk the ability of the Purple Line to carry people between Silver Spring and Bethesda in less than 10 minutes, a change order of that magnitude might prove more expensive than the proposed tunnel. The commitment made to Bethesda and the larger community of walkers and bikers should be taken seriously. To push funding out of the CIP while suggesting a non-viable alternative would break the Council's longstanding promise. 

While there is room for creative thinking on reducing costs, it should take into account the important concerns raised by Council Friedson in a February 17, 2021 letter to the Transportation and Environment Committee and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association’s CIP testimony on February 9, 2021.

MDOT MTA Update on RFQ and LRV Car Production

In a briefing earlier this week, MDOT MTA said that they hope to conclude the process of finding a new construction contractor in September. MDOT MTA said they were “greatly encouraged by the competition and number of qualified companies interested." 

Additionally, now that the state and concessionaire are past the dispute, they are conducting regular partnering sessions and will continue to do so once a builder is secured. 

They also reported that the Purple Line Light Rail Vehicles (LRV) are in full production in Spain and Elmira, New York, with the first two cars almost done and going through the final testing at the factory!

More Tree Replacement Resources

In the September 25, 2018 edition of Purple Line NOW News, we reported on some of the reasons for loss of trees, in many cases to accommodate increased volts and to prevent arcing. The builder emphasized that they are not removing any trees unless absolutely necessary and the concessionaire is operating within the guidelines of the Maryland Forest Conservation Act.

From time to time, we want to keep you posted on where homeowners and others may be able to get free or low cost trees for their own residences above and beyond what the concessionaire is required to replace. Below is a partial list, along with more information from the counties, but we are always on the look-out for more. If you know of any additional resources in Montgomery or Prince George's counties, would you let us know and we'll add it to our list? Thanks!

  • Tree Montgomery Works with residents to replace additional trees. Tree Montgomery is the primary county program for putting trees into homeowners yards and is in the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection.
  • Preserving & Protecting the Urban Forest by Montgomery Parks, Horticulture, Forestry and Environmental Education Division
  • TREE YOUR YARD Free & Discounted Trees through Montgomery Planning
  • Tree ReLeaf Grant Program Through the Tree ReLEAF Grant Program, the County provides funds to community groups and municipalities for planting native trees and shrubs in public or private common areas.
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Purple Line NOW News - February 10, 2021

In today's edition of Purple Line NOW News, here's what you'll find:

  • What's Happening at PLN?
    • How Can PLN Serve You Better in 2021? Take Our Survey!
    • We're Getting Close - Get Your Donation Matched Today!
  • Purple Line in the News
  • Photos of Progress
  • Construction Updates
    • General Questions about Purple Line Status
    • Bethesda CAT Meeting Q&A
    • Long Branch CAT Meeting Q&A
    • Riverdale-Glenridge-New Carrollton CAT Meeting Q&A
    • University Boulevard CAT Meeting Q&A
What' Happening

   WHAT'S HAPPENING AT PLN


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If you haven't had a chance to take our survey, please take a minute and click on the link below. We want to make sure we address the needs of our constituency as effectively as possible. Taking the survey will provide us with direction as we plan our activities and outreach for the next twelve months. Thank you! 

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We're Getting Close - Get Your Donation Matched Today!

As you know, Purple Line NOW has received a generous matching donation to be used to double any donation from $25 up to $1,000 until the goal of $5,000 is reached.

As of today, our anonymous donor has currently matched $2,900 in donations! Thank you to all who have already given!

We know this is a tough time for everyone. If you are able to and can give during this matching campaign, we would sincerely appreciate your consideration. You can see a list of our generous donors on our website -- those who have contributed in the past year and helped us accomplish our work. If you do not see your name on our list or if your annual contribution is nearing expiration, we hope you’ll take the opportunity to renew your donation during this period when your generosity will be doubled by the challenge grant! Click the link below to donate.

Challenge grants work like this: If you give a gift of $25, your donation will count as $50. If you give $1,000, your donation will count as $2,000. Any and all donations are welcome and very much appreciated.

A reminder: Purple Line NOW does not receive underwriting grants from any source, government (local or otherwise), nor are we a membership organization (we do not ask for annual dues). We operate solely on donations from individuals and businesses like you who care about the Purple Line and whose generosity allow us to continue our work each year. Remember, with your donation, your name (or your business name) will be listed on our website, as well as in event literature and signage for a year following your donation.

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PL in the News

   THE PURPLE LINE IN THE NEWS

Long Branch Library Reopens After $4 Million Renovation Project (Source of the Spring)

Study: Development around Prince George’s, Anne Arundel rail stations needs a boost (Shaver, February 3, 2021, Washington Post)

Features and Highlights

   FEATURES & HIGHLIGHTS

In the future, this space will be used to highlight some movers and shakers in the purple line world - developers, builders, thought leaders -- those who are in the thick of seeing this project through. Stay tuned! For now, some cool photos from MDOT MTA of work going on around the corridor:

Construction Updates

   CONSTRUCTION UPDATES

As promised, after the fall 2020 Community Advisory Teams (CATs) met, MDOT MTA staff compiled a list of questions that residents asked, and they recently posted the answers on their website.

Below, you can find some of those responses, with general questions first, then listed by CAT meeting. For this issue, we focused on those CATs which were held after the settlement of the lawsuit between the concessionaire (PLTP) and the State of Maryland. Remember, these are only a few of the questions asked, but if you are interested in seeing the full list, please click on the link above.

Before we get into station-specific questions, there were a number of general questions that may be of interest to everyone:

General Questions

Question: Do you expect any portions of the project design to change now under the settlement agreement?

Response: The Purple Line does not expect any designs to change.

Question: It is possible to accelerate completion of certain infrastructure in and around the project that is disruptive to the community?

Response: The state is evaluating construction across the alignment, including areas of local community priority. MDOT MTA is actively working with design, construction, and manufacturing contractors to keep the project moving forward. Our focus is on completing design, permitting, and any unfinished work, first with paving, stormwater, drainage, and other utility projects now underway along the Purple Line corridor. We remain committed to continue working with the community and local businesses to collaborate and find opportunities to minimize any impacts to the best of our ability. If the state is reasonably able to advance work beyond utilities using the available pool of contractors, the state will do so.

Question: What new general timelines can we expect for completion of various aspects of the project?

Response: The state will manage Purple Line construction until the new design-build contractor is on board. We do not have a new timeline at this moment.

Question: What work will exactly be accomplished by state MDOT/MTA in the interim until contractors are back on the job?

Response: The state plans to manage construction for 6 to 12 months in the interim. Essentially, the state will do as much of the utility relocation as possible. This makes the job of finishing the Purple Line for the design-build contractor much easier. In addition to utility work, the state is also working to complete walls along the entire alignment and the Glenridge Operations & Maintenance Facility (OMF). The state will look at the possibility of completing other infrastructure, including bridges.

Question: In a best-case scenario, how long should selection of a new design-build contract take?

Response: We do not currently have a timeframe for choosing the design-build contractor. Parameters in the settlement agreement lay out the schedule that we will move forward with in order to bring the new design-build contractor onboard and to also understand the timeframe of State-managed construction.

Bethesda CAT Meeting – December 8, 2020

Question: In 2017, the Montgomery County Council approved the purchase of 0.4 acres next to Bethesda Row, for a future Capital Crescent Civic Green. At that time, it was reported that the county expects to receive easement money from the State for use of the land during Purple Line construction. Can you please provide an update?

Response: MDOT MTA and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) remain in active discussions regarding the easement near the Capital Crescent Civic Green. The County is working to finalize the design. Once complete, the property transaction will move through the approval process with the State and M-NCPPC.

Question: Given that the Sleaford Road tunnel was already constructed prior to the construction disruption, would the State consider temporarily or permanently completing the path between East-West Hwy and Sleaford Road? Additionally, would the State consider constructing a temporary pedestrian bridge over the alignment at Pearl Street?

Response: MDOT MTA is undertaking a review of the open construction projects across the entire alignment of the Purple Line and reviewing the remaining work to complete the pedestrian path through the Sleaford Road underpass. The construction team expects to be able to complete the permanent path by late Summer 2021. A temporary pedestrian bridge or crossing between Elm Street Park and Pearl Street was not included in the original construction budget. At this time, the Purple Line is focused on completing utility relocations and other on-going community priority construction projects. MDOT MTA estimates it would take a year to design a temporary pedestrian bridge and require additional engineering and construction resources not currently available.

Question: Will completion of the Capital Crescent Trail be delayed due to project cost overruns?

Response: The Capital Crescent Trail construction is going to proceed according to the design schedule that the new design-builder puts forward. There are no anticipated delays due to cost overruns that may occur in the future. At this time, the Capital Crescent Trail is fully in the design and part of the construction plans and will be completed with the rest of the project.

Question: Will the noise walls behind the Town of Chevy Chase be completed in this interim period?

Response: The noise walls are currently being manufactured. We anticipate that the project will start receiving deliveries in early January. Our contractor has some panels already made but have been waiting until they had enough to work continuously to completion. We anticipate this work starting in the first quarter of 2021.

See More Bethesda Questions & Answers

Long Branch CAT Meeting - December 17, 2020

Question: I didn't see the Manchester Place Art in Transit on the list of sites that have been executed. What's going on with that art project?

Response: If it is not listed as executed, contracts are still being signed. Artists are continuing to work towards installing their pieces at all 21 stations along the alignment.

Question: Will bus stops be relocated once the Purple Line is in service?

Response: The various bus operators in the region are responsible for the location of their bus stops. Decisions to reroute or remove bus stops following Purple Line revenue service would be made by the bus operators. During construction, the operators will notify the public of any relocation of bus stops.

Question: Can Piney Branch Road be restriped between Flower Avenue and University Boulevard? At Arliss Street, it's very dangerous and the lane moves.

Response: We do not currently plan to change the striping here, but we are going to install diagonal striping on the wide shoulder to better delineate that it is not a through lane.

See More Long Branch Questions & Answers

Riverdale-Glenridge-New Carrollton CAT Meeting - December 15, 2020

Question: What is the Glenridge Mall bridge? When will it open?

Response: Prior to construction, there was a joint access to the Glenridge Shopping Center and the Prince George’s County Parks maintenance facility, the latter of which was replaced by our Glenridge Operations & Maintenance Facility (OMF). That access point was closed and will be replaced by a bridge a few hundred feet to the east that will allow public access to the Glenridge Shopping Center from Veterans Parkway (MD 410), as well as to the OMF, over the Purple Line tracks. This new access point will be a signalized intersection. We do not yet have an opening date for the bridge.

Question: At the intersection of Annapolis Road (MD 450) and Veterans Parkway (MD 410), on the westbound side of Annapolis Road over the sidewalk by the Glenridge Shopping Center sign there is a hanging wire. Can you please have your team get that hanging utility wire taken care of?

Response: We promised during the meeting that our construction team would investigate the hanging wire. Ultimately, they found it was not related to the Purple Line. The issue was shared with the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA), and the wire was removed.

Question: Regarding the artists chosen for the Prince George's County station locations, how many of the artist are from Prince George's County. If none of the Artists are from Prince George's County, why not?

Response: The Purple Line set up Art-in-Transit committees in both counties with representatives from county government, local businesses, and residents. The artists were selected from around the world.

After the meeting, we found that the art selection committees also included representatives from the MDOT MTA, PLTP and professional artists. Also, of the nearly 90 artists who were considered semi-finalists, 20 were from Maryland. Selected artists from Maryland and vicinity include those from Baltimore (Long Branch, Piney Branch and Riggs Road stations), Cambridge (Takoma-Langley station); Mt. Ranier (New Carrollton station), Phoenix (Lyttonsville station); Smithsburg (New Carrollton station); Towson (Woodside/16th Street station); Upper Marlboro (Lyttonsville station); Washington, DC (Silver Spring station). You can view their renderings on the project website: Purple Line Art-In-Transit.

See More Riverdale-Glenridge-New Carrollton Questions & Answers

University Boulevard CAT Meeting - December 1, 2020

Question: At what point in the construction timeline should we expect peak construction at the intersections with Riggs Road and New Hampshire Avenue?

Response: The utility work will be continuing for a while. There is no exact schedule for when a particular intersection will be impacted, but the work will be done during weekdays and handled with maintenance of traffic signage.

Question: There are a number of issues on state highways like Carroll Avenue and New Hampshire Avenue that are outside of the immediate construction zone. SHA was planning work in some of these areas. Will the Purple Line delay create challenges for SHA completing their work on other roads?

Response: No. If the MDOT SHA limit of disturbance does not impact the Purple Line limit of disturbance, there should be no delay.

Question: A number of storm drains on New Hampshire Avenue, right near University Boulevard, have been blocked with rocks for construction. This now leads to flooding and ponding water, which will freeze in the winter. When will this be addressed?

Response: If drain blockage has been caused by Purple Line construction, we will address it. If the blockage is found to be caused by illegal dumping, please alert county authorities.

See More University Boulevard Questions & Answers

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Purple Line NOW News - January 27, 2021

In today's edition of Purple Line NOW News, here's what you'll find:

  • How Can We Serve You Better in 2021? Take Our Survey!
  • Please Help Purple Line NOW and Get a Matching Donation!
  • Thank You to All of Our Generous Donors!
  • Photos from Around the Purple Line Corridor
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PURPLE LINE NEWS AND EVENTS

How Can We Serve You Better in 2021? Take Our Survey!

As we kick off the new year, we want to make sure we address the needs of our constituency as effectively as possible. Would you take a moment to fill out our survey? It will take about four minutes and provide us with direction as we plan our activities and outreach for the next twelve months. Click the purple link below to go straight to the survey. Thank you! 

TAKE THE SURVEY

Please Help Us Continue Our Work!

As you know, Purple Line NOW has received a generous matching donation to be used to double any donation from $25 up to $1,000 until the goal of $5,000 is reached.

As of today, our anonymous donor has currently matched $2,750 in donations! Thank you to all who have already given!

We know this is a tough time for everyone. If you are able to and can give during this matching campaign, we would sincerely appreciate your consideration. Purple Line NOW needs, on average, about $20,000 a year to continue its work and our bank balance is low.

Please take a moment to see the list of our generous donors below -- those who have contributed in the past year and helped us accomplish our work. If you do not see your name on the list below or if your annual contribution is nearing expiration, we hope you’ll take the opportunity to renew your donation during this period when your generosity will be doubled by the challenge grant!

DONATE

Challenge grants work like this: If you give a gift of $25, your donation will count as $50. If you give $1,000, your donation will count as $2,000. Any and all donations are welcome and very much appreciated.

While fundraising for an organization such as ours is never easy -- we hold no special events; we simply ask for help when our bank balance is low -- you have always been generous in your response. That support has allowed us to do our work for over two decades and continue into the future until we are all able to take that first Purple Line ride!

A reminder: Purple Line NOW does not receive underwriting grants from any source, government (local or otherwise), nor are we a membership organization (we do not ask for annual dues). We operate solely on donations from individuals and businesses like you who care about the Purple Line and whose generosity allow us to continue our work each year. Remember, with your donation, your name (or your business name) will be listed on our website, as well as in event literature and signage for a year following your donation.

Some of you may not realize that we are a nearly all-volunteer organization, with one quarter-time employee. Our core leadership meets each and every month, now via Zoom, and our full board meets every quarter to discuss and share all that is going on along the corridor, and to determine where Purple Line NOW can best be of service.

We are extraordinarily grateful for all of our supporters -- we simply can't exist without you.

FEATURED DONORS

Chevy Chase Land Company

The Malloy and Sanders Family

SUPPORTING DONORS

ATU Local 689

Tina, Don, and Jessie Slater

ENGINEERS

Elizabeth Barbehenn

Jonathan Elkind

Mary Lanigan

John Robinson

Ben Ross

Nancy and Rob Soreng

CONDUCTORS

Ralph Bennett

John Carroll

Bee and Brian Ditzler

Dr. Troy Jacobs and Dr. Kawsar Talaat

The Martin Architectural Group

Christine Scott and JohnR Llewellyn

Samuel Statland

COMMUTERS

Gus Bauman, Steve Brigham, Jeff Cronin, John Fay, Jose Galdamez, Neil Greene, Ginanne Italiano, Gerrit Knaap, Jeffrey Lubbers, Daniel Marcin, Debbie and Ray Marquardt, Mark Mesiti-Miller, Anita Morrison, Gareth Rosenau, John Sletteback, Patrick Thornton, Ralph Watkins, College Park Mayor Patrick Wojahn

PASSENGERS

Cathy Carr, Margaret Chasson, Benjamin Englert, Patrick Flaherty, Morgan Gale, Bradley Green, Patricia Jackman, Susan Kannel, Nan Marks, Rodolfo Perez, Tom Pogue, Nathalie Peter, Frederick Schultz, Jerry Withers

We appreciate your kindness and generosity, both financially and otherwise. A great big thank you to our anonymous donor whose dedication to the project through this matching grant will make it easier for all our donors to have a significant positive impact on the work we do. Thank you!

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CONSTRUCTION NEWS TO KNOW

Don't forget to take the survey above which will help us in our work over the next year.

Enjoy the following photos of some of the construction activity along the Purple Line corridor. We love to see it!

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We are looking forward to a safer, more productive 2021 and wish everyone a happy and healthy new year!



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