Purple Line Transit-Oriented Development (TOD)

The Purple Line Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Study is available on-line. You can also visit the Purple Line website. Join our mailing list.

Project Description


The Purple Line is a proposed 16-mile light-rail line extending from New Carrollton in Prince George's County to Bethesda in Montgomery County. It would provide a direct connection to the Metrorail Green, Orange, and Red Lines at College Park, New Carrollton, Bethesda, and Silver Spring. The Purple Line would also connect to MARC, AMTRAK, and local bus services.

The Maryland Transit Administration is managing the Purple Line project, with the close coordination of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Montgomery and Prince George's Counties, The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, State Highway Administration, and local municipalities. The study focuses on the proposed station areas to help plan for future development that would be spurred by the new transit stations.

Project Boundary


The five proposed station locations include the following:
  • College Park-UMD
  • M Square
  • Riverdale Park
  • Riverdale Road
  • West Campus (University Hills)
Purple Line TOD Study Map