Sunday, January 25, 2009

Purple looks Good on You

If you live anywhere in the northeastern part of Washington, DC and are a metro-rider, you probably know that getting to places like Bethesda or College Park by the metro red-line requires patience. You're either dipping into downtown and waiting it out until the red-line heads northwest or changing onto a different line altogether to get to places that are relatively close to where you left from in the first place. The proposed purple line would be a 16-mile transit link between the northwestern portions of the Metro's red line, the northeastern red line, and eastern portions of the green and orange lines, with key stops at Bethesda, Silver Spring, College Park, and New Carrollton.

Depsite the color-oreinted name, the current proposed Purple Line would not be a part of the underground metro-rail system managed by WMATA, but rather an above-ground light-rail managed by the MTA (Maryland Transit Authority). The system still has yet to be approved, and it would be some time before the start of construction...I'm particularly excited about the idea of a light-rail system-- it'll be a greener and probably quicker alternative to driving in the area : )

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