Ho­gan pushes for Pur­ple Line rul­ing

The Washington Post Sunday - - COMMUTER -

Mary­land Gov. Larry Ho­gan (R) has asked the state’s at­tor­ney gen­eral to seek a court or­der com­pelling a fed­eral judge to de­cide a law­suit block­ing con­struc­tion of the planned light-rail Pur­ple Line.

In a let­ter Thurs­day, Ho­gan asked At­tor­ney Gen­eral Brian E. Frosh to file a pe­ti­tion for a writ of man­damus ask­ing the U.S. Court of Ap­peals for the D.C. Cir­cuit to re­quire the judge to rule in a 2014 law­suit op­pos­ing the Pur­ple Line project on en­vi­ron­men­tal grounds. Lawyers for state and fed­eral tran­sit agen­cies have asked U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon to dis­miss the law­suit.

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