Purple Line backers just launched a petition to Maryland state officials to approve the Purple Line as a “generally at-grade light rail line that is primarily on its own right of way” from New Carrollton to Bethesda, and to complete the Capital Crescent Trail alongside the Purple Line. Sign on!

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David Alpert is Founder and President of Greater Greater Washington and Executive Director of DC Sustainable Transportation (DCST). He worked as a Product Manager for Google for six years and has lived in the Boston, San Francisco, and New York metro areas in addition to Washington, DC. He lives with his wife and two children in Dupont Circle. Unless otherwise noted, opinions in his GGWash posts are his and not the official views of GGWash or DCST.