Metro wants your feedback on proposed transit facility changes at Bethesda, Silver Spring and New Carrollton, to improve access to the Maryland Transit Administration's Purple Line project.
About the Project
The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) is in the process of constructing the Purple Line, a 16-mile light rail line that will extend from Bethesda in Montgomery County to New Carrollton in Prince George's County. This project includes planned alterations to three transit facilities operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA): Bethesda, Silver Spring and New Carrollton.
- Construction of a new south entrance that will connect with the street level and the Bethesda Purple Line station.
- Construction of a new entrance from the south end of the station platform to connect with the upper level of the existing Silver Spring Transit Center and the Silver Spring Purple Line station.
- Removal of 500-600 parking spaces from the Park & Ride Surface Lot 4 on the station's north side to make way for the New Carrollton Purple Line station facilities.
- Transfer of 480 parking spaces to WMATA from the State of Maryland. This state-owned Park & Ride Lot is on the south side of New Carrollton Metrorail station.
Provide your feedback by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 15:
- Take a survey and provide comments.
- Attend an open house at 5:30 p.m. and public hearing starting at 6:00 p.m. at Metro Headquarters, 600 5th St NW, Washington DC on Tuesday, December 5, 2017.
Feedback collected from the public about the proposed transit facility changes will be provided to WMATA's Board of Directors for final review and approval in early 2018. All changes would be funded by the state of Maryland.
Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, gender, religion, disability or family status. If you require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or translation services (free of charge), contact the project team at 202-962-2511 (TTY: 202-962-2033) as soon as possible prior to the public hearing date.