Last August, the Purple Line light rail project connecting Montgomery County to Prince George’s was halted by a federal judge considering a lawsuit opposing the project on environmental grounds. The delay is adding millions to the cost of the project, and now Maryland’s Attorney General has filed a motion to force the judge to rule on the matter by June 1, or the project risks being derailed permanently. Kojo speaks with one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit, and a Prince George’s County Council member who wants to see the project move forward.


  • Ajay Bhatt President, Friends of the Capital Crescent Trail
  • Dannielle Glaros Vice Chair, Prince George's County Council (D)

Topics + Tags


comments powered by Disqus
Most Recent Shows

Are Body Cameras Changing Local Police Behaviors?

Monday, Oct 23 2017Police departments across the country are now requiring officers to wear body cameras. But a study released in the District of Columbia found that the camera requirement for officers in D.C. has had no significant effect on reducing complaints against officers or police use of force.

The Politics Hour – October 20, 2017

Friday, Oct 20 2017Montgomery County State's Attorney John McCarthy discusses his efforts to address gang violence. Plus, D.C. Councilmember Trayon White joins us to recap the "grocery march" protesting food deserts east of the Anacostia River.