Statement by Ike Leggett on Purple Line Announcement

June 26, 2015

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett Issued the following statement June 25 following Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's decision on the Purple Line:

I am heartened by the Governor’s decision today.

I look forward to further discussions with the Governor over every aspect of the Purple Line – cost, design, construction schedule, and the role Montgomery County will be able to play in making the Purple Line a reality.

Enabling people to move around the Washington D.C. Metro area is extremely important to our overall quality of life. It is important for us to continue to invest in new businesses that create jobs and grow our tax base. Montgomery County benefits. Prince George’s County benefits. And, the State of Maryland really benefits.

That’s the message I recently delivered to Governor Larry Hogan when I met with him to further discuss the need to build the Purple Line.

That is what I believe the Purple Line is all about.