DC Metro Concerns Merit Purple Line Re-Review, Judge Says
Law360, Los Angeles (August 3, 2016, 10:57 PM EDT) -- A D.C. federal judge granted a win Wednesday to a group of concerned citizens in Maryland seeking a more thorough environmental review of a proposed $5.6 billion Purple Line rail extension in the nation capital’s suburbs, saying a supplemental environmental impact statement is necessary because of ongoing problems with Washington’s Metro.
Friends of the Capital Crescent Trail and two named plaintiffs sued the Federal Transit Administration and other federal entities in August 2014 over the planned 16.2-mile light-rail project in Montgomery and Prince George counties in Maryland, saying planners used over-optimistic ridership figures and downplayed problems the line might run into...
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