Photo by thecourtyard on Flickr.

MTA Maryland will hold a series of open houses on the Purple Line in November.  These open houses will give residents an opportunity to learn about the Purple Line, and share their views on the project with MTA Maryland staff.

Earlier this month, the Federal Transit Administration gave approval for the Purple Line to proceed to the “preliminary engineering” phase.  In this phase, the agency will begin to develop construction plans for the project and formalize funding commitments, so that the project’s environmental impacts can be assessed as part of the environmental review process. 

The Preliminary Engineering phase is expected to take about two years to complete, and will result in the preparation of a Final Environmental Impact Statement.

The open houses will run from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM at these locations:

  • Tuesday, November 1, 2011

    University of Maryland

    Adele H. Stamp Student Union, Prince George’s Room

    College Park, MD 20742

  • Wednesday, November 2, 2011

    National 4-H Youth Conference Center

    7100 Connecticut Avenue

    Chevy Chase, MD 20815

  • Monday, November 7, 2011

    Silver Spring Civic Building

    One Veterans Place

    Silver Spring, MD 20910

  • Thursday, November 10, 2011

    Beacon Heights Elementary School

    6929 Furman Parkway

    Riverdale, MD 20737