SILVER SPRING, Md. - After working on the concept for decades, Montgomery County leaders are still waiting to put their plans for the Purple Line in motion.
A group called Friends of the Capital Crescent Trail said Metro's declining ridership and environmental impact should be considered before the project moves forward.
An estimated 6,300 people will work on the project, and those workers said they're ready to start. This comes after the announcement of $125 million in federal funding for the Purple Line.
"Congress has made itself clear. We want the Purple Line built. This is a real project. This is a critical aspect of infrastructure development in the state of Maryland," said Congressman Jamie Raskin, Maryland's 8th Congressional District.
The Purple Line would span 16 miles from Bethesda to New Carrollton.