2011 Purple Line Town Hall

Purple Line Town Hall

Tuesday, February 1, 2011
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Colony Ballroom, Stamp Student Union

Purple Line Engineering Review:


Faculty, staff and students are invited to a town hall meeting, hosted
by the President's Office, to discuss the Purple Line light rail
system. As you may know, the proposed transit line would run between
Bethesda and New Carrollton, passing through Silver Spring, Takoma Park,
the College Park campus, and Riverdale.

The town hall will be held on Tuesday, February 1, from 4:00 to 6:00
p.m., in the Colony Ballroom, on the second floor of the Stamp Student

A formal program will open the meeting, providing information about the
federal competition for light rail funding, factors affecting the
decision about the University alignment, and the pros and cons of at
least two campus alignments. A panel of experts will include
representatives from the federal government, the Maryland Transit
Administration, Hatch Mott MacDonald (engineering consulting firm), and
our faculty and staff. Don Kettl, Dean of the School of Public Policy,
will serve as the moderator. Following the short formal presentations,
we will welcome questions, suggestions, and comments from the audience.
Because of limited time, we ask that questions and comments be kept to
two minutes.

Proceedings of this Purple Line forum can also be viewed live via web
stream (www.umd.edu), and a videotape of the meeting will be posted on
the University website. Those who cannot attend the meeting can also
submit their comments to president@umd.edu.

We look forward to your participation in the town hall.


Wallace D. Loh