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Purple Line FFGA Signing & Groundbreaking

Remarks as Prepared for DeliveryU.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. ChaoPurple Line FFGA Signing & GroundbreakingTakoma Park, MarylandMonday, 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. We want the people of Texas to know that their fellow Americans stand behind...

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...