Montgomery County Purple Line Study Reveals Most Stations Are Not Pedestrian-Friendly

A new study released by the Montgomery County, Maryland, Planning Department reveals a number of the county’s 11 Purple Line stations, as they are designed now, could do a lot more to become pedestrian-friendly.

Metro’s Purple Line project aims to connect Prince George’s County from the New Carrollton station to Montgomery County’s Bethesda Station.

This is especially noteworthy because the majority of those stations are designed to be accessible without the use of cars.

The light rail line with more than 20 stations, including major transit hubs of College Park, Silver Spring and Bethesda, is scheduled to open in 2023. The project, however, is in jeopardy, as the firms, together known as Purple Line Transit Constructors, announced in May that they were pulling out of the project, citing the need for more than $500 million of extra funding due to legal problems.

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