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ACT Hails Purple Line Approval

Press release issued October 7, 2011

The Action Committee for Transit hailed today's announcement that the Federal Transit Administration has approved the Purple Line for preliminary engineering. ACT was founded 25 years ago to advocate light rail between Bethesda and Silver Spring, which will finally come to fruition as part of the Purple Line.

“We are excited with the news that the Purple Line has cleared this key hurdle,” said ACT president Tina Slater. “I am thrilled beyond belief. In my mind's eye, I can already look down the street from my front porch and see the train go by.”

“This is the culmination of a 25 year grass roots struggle,” added Ben Ross, who was ACT president for 15 years. “Hundreds of people who have helped as volunteers share in the credit for today's great news.”