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Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley will make a major transportation announcement in Bethesda on Monday reporting a big step forward on the Purple Line and announcing funding for several road and rail projects for Montgomery County.
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At an open house to update residents on the Maryland Transit Administration's Purple Line, project leaders expressed optimism that the new Maryland transportation bill could allow the 16-mile light rail line to open in 2020.
The Purple Line, a proposed light-rail line to connect New Carrollton and Bethesda in Maryland, has long been promoted as a way to ease congestion on the Capital Beltway and offer another commuting option between Montgomery and Prince George's counties.