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Gov. Hogan Hears Purple Line Pitch, County Executives Hopeful

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

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