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Purple Line given go ahead by federal goverment

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Federal officials gave the Maryland Transit Authority the go-ahead Friday to proceed with plans to finalize and develop the Purple Line.

An artist renderings of a Purple Line station. Construction is slated to begin in 2015. (Courtesy: MTA)

The Washington Post reports that the approval allows the Maryland Transit Authority to proceed with cost estimates, environmental impact studies and construction schedules.

The 16-mile light rail line will eventually connect Bethesda with New Carrollton.

Passenger service is expected to be offered by 2020.

READ MORE at the Washington Post.

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