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Tracking the ups and downs of the Purple Line’s roller coaster history

Project altered frequently, debated continuously for more than a third of a century


UPDATED: Purple Line contractors can abandon project, judge rules

Contractors will be allowed to walk off on Monday at 5 p.m.


MTA chief: Money could be diverted from other projects if Purple Line builders quit

Plus: AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine study put on hold; Lawmakers trying to get posthumous Medal of Honor for veteran

Montgomery County rolls out first four electric Ride On buses

They will hit the roads Friday morning, transportation director says


Metro SmarTrip now available on iPhone, Apple Watch

Plus: Silver Spring office building being converted to condos; Animal shelter to take in 16 dogs affected by Hurricane Laura

Opinion: Promises and problems of ‘Purple Train’ stretch from Bethesda to New Carrollton

Expedition highlights contrast of construction chaos and relatively untouched segments

Transportation secretary denies appeals for Purple Line contractor claims

Preliminary injunction hearing in case scheduled for Sept. 8


Metro moves back to pre-pandemic schedule

Plus: Deer culling program starts in September; Montgomery County police chief meets with local kids for a day of golf


Communication failures compounded Metro Red Line derailment

Plus: Damascus Cougars youth football coach tests positive for COVID-19; Rockville nonprofit has provided over 3 million meals, 165,000 toys


Neighborhood votes to remove plaque honoring white supremacist senator

Plus: Police investigating armed robbery in Silver Spring; Ride On bus service increases 40% on weekdays

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