You are here

purple line

Purple Line FFGA Signing & Groundbreaking

Remarks as Prepared for Delivery
U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao
Purple Line FFGA Signing & Groundbreaking
Takoma Park, Maryland
Monday, August 28, 2017

Good morning, everyone.  And thank you, Secretary Peter Rahn, for that introduction.

I would like to pause for a moment to say that our hearts are with Texans who endured the onslaught of Hurricane Harvey this past weekend. 

Updated: Monday, September 11, 2017

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $900 Million for Maryland Purple Line Project

Secretary Chao Joins Maryland Officials for Ceremonial Event

WASHINGTON, DC. – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced a $900 million federal grant agreement for the Maryland Purple Line Light Rail Project. The light rail line will make travel across Montgomery and Prince George’s counties faster and more reliable for thousands of  Maryland residents, improving access to major business and activity centers in the state’s most populated counties.

Updated: Monday, August 28, 2017
Submit Feedback >