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Don’t build the Purple Line

Maryland wants to spend $5.6 billion building and operating the Purple Line light rail at a time when transit ridership is declining, and that decline appears poised to accelerate. This is an especially foolish decision when the state’s own analysis says that the light-rail line will increase traffic congestion. Nationwide transit ridership has been declining […]
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