Chao and Hogan Sign Purple Line Agreement - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Chao and Hogan Sign Purple Line Agreement

Posted: Updated:

HYATTSVILLE, Md. (AP)- U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan have signed an agreement to build a 16-mile light rail project in the traffic-congested Maryland suburbs of the nation's capital.

They held groundbreaking ceremony on Monday in Hyattsville.

Chao commended the fact that the project is a public-private partnership. She says the department is focused on making it easier for states to use a relatively new way of funding expensive infrastructure projects.

The agreement will free up $325 million in federal funds already appropriated and a total of $900 million.

The Purple Line will run through Montgomery and Prince George's counties. It will provide rail transportation between the state's two largest counties with a combined population of more than 1.8 million people.

The total construction cost is about $2 billion.

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • UPDATED: Police Searching for Homicide Suspect in Caroline County

    UPDATED: Police Searching for Homicide Suspect in Caroline County

    Friday, January 18 2019 6:01 PM EST2019-01-18 23:01:07 GMT
    Saturday, January 19 2019 3:59 PM EST2019-01-19 20:59:42 GMT
    Stanley Edwards Rickets Jr.Stanley Edwards Rickets Jr.
    Stanley Edwards Rickets Jr.Stanley Edwards Rickets Jr.
    Federalsburg Police are searching for a suspect involved in a deadly shooting Friday.More
    Federalsburg Police are searching for a suspect involved in a deadly shooting Friday.More
  • Possible Education Funding Increase For Maryland

    Possible Education Funding Increase For Maryland

    Sunday, January 20 2019 1:27 AM EST2019-01-20 06:27:14 GMT
    Sunday, January 20 2019 1:28 AM EST2019-01-20 06:28:05 GMT
    A blue-ribbon panel calling for a sizeable increase in Maryland public school funding over the next 10 years still must decide what portions would be paid by the state and by local governments.More
    A blue-ribbon panel calling for a sizeable increase in Maryland public school funding over the next 10 years still must decide what portions would be paid by the state and by local governments.More
  • President Trump Visits Dover, Drawing Mixed Reactions

    President Trump Visits Dover, Drawing Mixed Reactions

    Saturday, January 19 2019 6:09 PM EST2019-01-19 23:09:17 GMT
    Saturday, January 19 2019 6:09 PM EST2019-01-19 23:09:17 GMT
    In this July 24, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks about healthcare in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington. (Photo: AP)In this July 24, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks about healthcare in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington. (Photo: AP)
    In this July 24, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks about healthcare in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington. (Photo: AP)In this July 24, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks about healthcare in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington. (Photo: AP)
    In a tweet posted early Saturday morning, President Trump announced plans to visit Dover Air Force Base to meet and mourn with the families of four U.S. troops killed while serving in Syria.More
    In a tweet posted early Saturday morning, President Trump announced plans to visit Dover Air Force Base to meet and mourn with the families of four U.S. troops killed while serving in Syria.More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices