Sunday, June 29, 2008; C02
The intercounty connector highway isn't the only big transportation project generating both enthusiasm and opposition in the Maryland suburbs. By the end of this year, state planners hope to have decided whether to build a light rail or bus rapid transit line across Montgomery and Prince George's counties. At the earliest, construction would start in 2012. Proponents say the Purple Line would provide a much-needed east-west transit link. Opponents argue that it's a waste of money, and that it would disrupt trails, streets and communities.