2013: Make or Break Year for Purple Line
Planners are looking to win new federal funding for the project.
This year could decide the fate of the Purple Line, a light-rail project that will connect Montgomery and Prince George's County, WTOP reports.
"It is make-or-break time for the Purple Line and we are going to do everything in our power to get this project off of the paper and onto the rails," Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker told the station.
The $2.15 billion project needs funding from the Federal Transit Administration, and this year the FTA is handing out grants of up to $900 million.
But Maryland must be able to demonstrate that it can fund 40 to 50 perecent of the project, according to WTOP.