U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Governor Larry Hogan will break ground on the Purple Line Monday morning in Prince George’s, reports Bethesda Magazine. The forward movement on the project comes after nearly a year of delays to the project caused by litigation, and an announcement Monday that Maryland and the Federal Transit Administration would execute the Full Funding Grant Agreement for the project, providing $900 million in federal funds for the project.
The event will take place at the Purple Line Operations Center at 4800 Veterans Parkway in Hyattsville, at 10 a.m. Monday morning. According to the Governor’s media advisory, the event may also feature a ceremonial signing of the funding agreement.
From Bethesda Magazine:
Hogan’s office announced Monday that the state was close to signing a full funding grant agreement with the federal government to access the $900 million in federal funds proposed to be used on the project’s approximately $2 billion construction cost. Chao’s presence at the event and its billing as a ceremonial “signing” seem to indicate the grant agreement will be finalized Monday.