The future remains uncertain for a major light rail project to connect two of Maryland’s most populous counties, despite a recent legal victory for its supporters. A federal judge has now dismissed an environmental challenge to the Purple Line plan, but some of the work has been suspended pending further legal review. Kojo chats with Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn and Montgomery County Council Chair Roger Berliner about where things go from here and what’s at stake for Maryland and Montgomery County.


  • Martin Di Caro Transportation Reporter, WAMU; @MartinDiCaro
  • Pete Rahn Secretary, Maryland Department of Transportation; @MDOTNews
  • Roger Berliner Montgomery County Council President (D-District 1); @RogerBerliner

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