Come out and participate in a critically important briefing by the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) on the preferred Purple Line alignment on campus and related issues impacting College Park’s Future.
As you may know, there has been a long-running debate on campus as to the proper location for the Purple Line. After an exhaustive analysis and several technical research studies, state transportation officials provided a comprehensive briefing to the University of Maryland System’s Board of Regents on Monday (5/17) definitively making the case for the Campus Drive Alignment (with a stop in front of the Student Union). The state’s briefing was followed by a presentation from outgoing UMD President Dr. CD Mote holding to his opposition to the Purple Line in any achievable form.
State transportation officials are pursuing Preliminary Engineering money from the Federal Transit Administration as early as this summer and it is critically important that this impasse get resolved as quickly as feasible, so that we proceed in the most unified manner as possible. The Purple Line depends on it. Come out and learn more.
This event is sponsored by:
UMCP Student Government Association (SGA)
Purple Line Legislative Caucus
City of College Park
Rethink College Park
Purple Line Business Alliance
Purple Line NOW
County Councilman Eric Olson
Action Committee for Transit
Prince George’s Advocates for Community Based Transit
Coalition for Smarter Growth