With grateful hearts, we want to formally announce a generous and unique donation from a long-time supporter, a gift that also provides an exciting way for you to sponsor Purple Line NOW's efforts! As you heard earlier this month, PLN is hosting an innovative series of individual forums over the next 12 months called Envisioning the Purple Line. With your financial support, we will be able to continue our mission of making sure awareness and accountability for the project are a top priority for all involved.
To encourage your sponsorship of the series, a devoted donor of ours has generously agreed to match EVERY dollar raised from individual sponsors until the end of February or until the total amount of giving reaches $5,000 - whichever comes first!
We hope you will take advantage of this exciting way to have your generosity matched, dollar for dollar! As you know, we live on a bare-bones budget and our once-every-other year special event provides the funds to continue our work. Please consider a donation today by going to the Sponsorship Page. All donations will be acknowledged on our website and in our materials. We are grateful for every penny we raise - no gift is too small! Thank you for your consideration.
Important: If you haven't reserved your seat for the 1st forum in the Series on January 25 called Purple Line and a New College Park, please do so today. Every event in the Series is free and open to the public, but you must reserve your seat in advance.
Thank you for all you do for Purple Line NOW, for the project, and for our communities!
Add your name to our growing list of sponsors!
The four teams of vendors just submitted their cost bids for the Purple Line. This comes on the heels of their technical bids in November. We'll find out details on the winning proposals when the state makes its choice early next year.
The Apex building sits over the tunnel to Purple Line's west end station. Reworking the building would allow for a better trail/bike connection but until recent developments the County and the building owners weren't able to reach an agreement. Nothing is guaranteed yet, but the news is promising.
"Harris said the developer is working to get the Apex Building demolished in time for Purple Line construction, which, according to a County Council staff analyst in attendance Monday, could start as soon as late 2016 or early 2017 and last for five years.
Since 2013, county and state officials have said razing the Apex Building would allow for the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) and a yet-to-be-picked team of private concessionaires to build a more expansive “optimal” design for the Purple Line station."