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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 ยง 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.


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