Montgomery County and Prince George’s Chambers of Commerce Welcome New Maryland Secretary of Transportation and Urge for the Purple Line to Stay on Schedule

Date: 
February 5, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 3, 2015
Contact:  Michelle Guzman
301-738-0015 or mguzman@mcccmd.com

Montgomery County and Prince George’s Chambers of Commerce Welcome New Maryland Secretary of Transportation and Urge for the Purple Line to Stay on Schedule

Rockville, MD – The Montgomery County and Prince George’s Chambers of Commerce welcomed Maryland Secretary of Transportation Peter Rahn in a letter expressing their enthusiasm for the transportation and infrastructure expertise he brings to Maryland. The two chambers represent a large percentage of the jobs and economic activity in the state and took the opportunity to share their support for the Purple Line project. 

“The Purple Line represents an exciting 21st century opportunity to connect our counties in new ways by linking two of the State’s largest downtown regions” wrote Gigi Godwin, MCCC President and CEO, and David Harrington, PGCC President and CEO. “We urge you to invest in the regional transportation network and economic strength of the Capital Region by keeping the Purple Line on schedule”

The following key reasons are listed in support of the project:

  • It supports the first public-private partnership under Maryland’s reformed law;
  • It expands the regional transportation network; and
  • It creates jobs with this shovel-ready project.

The chambers continue to work together to strengthen Maryland’s transportation infrastructure and help the state and region reach its full potential.

To read the letter to Maryland Secretary of Transportation Peter Rahn, click here.

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