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FTA To Appeal Order On Md. Purple Line Ridership Review

Law360, New York (August 2, 2017, 2:48 PM EDT) -- The federal government on Tuesday said it plans to appeal a D.C. federal judge’s decision ordering the Federal Transit Administration to more properly weigh how declining ridership on Washington's problem-plagued Metrorail would impact Maryland’s proposed $5.6 billion Purple Line rail extension.

In a notice of appeal, the government asked the Washington, D.C., Circuit to review the May 30 judgment by U.S. District Judge Richard Leon that granted partial summary judgment to Friends of the Capital Crescent Trail and local residents John MacKnight Fitzgerald and Christine Real...
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