Can you go to New Carrollton on Saturday, November 15th at 10:30 am to testify for the light rail Purple Line?

MTA Maryland is letting 30 people preregister to testify for each of the four upcoming Purple Line hearings. Those people and elected officials will get to testify first. And now, you can call in to snag one of those 30 spots.

The New Carrollton hearing is the first one, and the tone of testimony will influence media coverage of the project. We need to get a bunch of light rail Purple Line supporters among the 30 spots. You don’t need to live in New Carrollton to participate.

If you can testify at that hearing, please call 866-842-9283 NOW. There’s only one person answering the phones at MTA Maryland, so if it’s busy, keep trying.

Here’s the complete list of hearings:

  • New Carrollton on Sunday Saturday, November 15th, open house 10:30 am, hearing 11:00
  • Chevy Chase on Tuesday, November 18th, open house 4:30 pm, hearing 5:00
  • College Park on Wednesday, November 19th, open house 4:30 pm, hearing 5:00
  • Silver Spring on Saturday, November 22nd, open house 12:30 pm, hearing 1:00

You can preregister for any of the hearings. And if you’re not sure you can attend, you can still show up at the actual hearing and speak after those first 30. Getting a lot of supportive testimony throughout the hearing is very important as well. Look here for locations and more details.

Call now to get your spot. If you get through, post a comment to let us know. 866-842-9283.


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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.