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Transitioning from Cars to Light Rail

By the year 2020, the people of New Carrolton and College Park in Prince George’s County, and the people of Silver Spring and Bethesda in Montgomery County, will be able to ride their first local light rail. The Metro Transportation Agency estimates that the total daily ridership will be about 60,000 people, and that 20,000 vehicles will be removed from the roads when the Purple Line is up and running. This project is a transformative opportunity for the surrounding community and the greater metropolitan area. The completed Purple Line will be a 16-mile light rail system connecting to four branches of the metro system as well as major rails lines.”