Acting Chief of Resource Management
1900 Anacostia Dr. S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20020
The Purple Line is a proposed 16.2-mile light rail transit line north and northeast of Washington DC, inside the circumferential I-95/I-495 Capital Beltway. The Purple Line will extend between Bethesda in Montgomery County and New Carrollton in Prince George's County connecting five major activity centers including Bethesda, Silver Spring, Takoma/Langley Park, College Park, and New Carrollton, Maryland. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and Maryland Transit Administration (MTA), pursuant to § 102 (2) (c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (P.L. 91-190, as amended), and regulations promulgated by the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) (at 40 CFR 1505.2), prepared their Final Environmental Impact Statement/Section 4(f) Evaluation (FEIS) and Record of Decision (ROD) for the development of the Purple Line Light Project. The Alternatives Analysis/Draft Environmental Impact Statement (AA/DEIS) was completed and published in 2008.