Maryland Transit May Intervene in Metro Line Permit Row

July 19, 2019, 1:15 PM

The Maryland Transit Administration will be allowed to intervene in a case challenging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ issuance of a Clean Water Act permit to facilitate the building of a new metro line, the District of Maryland ruled.

Friends of Capital Crescent Trail, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving park land and open spaces in Montgomery County, Md., filed the suit in January.

The group alleges that Maryland’s plan for disposing of material dredged during the construction of a 16.2-mile light-rail transit line, called the Purple Line, violates the Clean Water Act and shouldn’t have been approved by ...

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