Maryland residents worry about space for Purple Line rail

03/5/2009 | Washington Post, The

Residents and businesses in Silver Spring, Md., are concerned that the Purple Line light-rail could cause congestion downtown due to a lack of space for the aboveground trains. Another option would be to build an underground tunnel, although it would add $150 million to $215 million to the cost. The 16-mile Purple Line would connect Bethesda and New Carrollton at a proposed cost of $1.2 billion.

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