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Feds Back Md. Bid To Rush Purple Line Review Ruling

Law360, New York (April 13, 2017, 8:58 PM EDT) -- The federal government on Thursday backed Maryland's recent request to have the D.C. federal court quickly resolve a lawsuit alleging officials rammed through the $5.6 billion Purple Line rail project without doing a thorough enough environmental review.

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration filed a brief response Thursday supporting Maryland's motion for an expeditious ruling on pending summary judgment motions in a National Environmental Policy Act lawsuit launched by a group of residents alleging officials used trumped up ridership forecasts to justify the light-rail...
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