Want to get involved? Here’s how you can help!
Tell Governor O’Malley, the Montgomery County Council and the Federal Transit Administration that you oppose the Governor’s plan to construct the $2 billion Purple Line and destroy the Capital Crescent Trail as it exists today between Bethesda and Silver Spring.
Under the current plan for the Purple Line, thousands of trees would be clear-cut along the three-mile section of the trail and it would be turned into a shade-less strip of asphalt beside a double set of railroad tracks on which trains would run at 45-50 mph at three-minute intervals during peak. Gone forever would be the canopy of tall trees above this peaceful nature trail.
Use this link to write Governor O’Malley that you oppose using the Capital Crescent Trail as the right-of-way for the Purple Line between Bethesda and Silver Spring. Please also write Federal Transit Administrator Peter M. Rogoff at firstname.lastname@example.org and urge him to reject the use of federal funds for the proposed Purple Line because it will destroy the Capital Crescent Trail.
News Flash: The Montgomery County Council now plans to close the Capital Crescent Trail tunnel beneath Wisconsin Avenue that connects the eastern portion of the trail to the nine-mile western section to Georgetown. They say it is too expensive to have both the trail and the Purple Line in the tunnel. Tell the county council you oppose any closure of the Capital Crescent Trail tunnel beneath Wisconsin Avenue – Purple Line or no Purple Line!
Write them today!
Send your email today to: email@example.com
You can also send an email your individual representative on the county council:
Phil Andrews: firstname.lastname@example.org
Roger Berliner: email@example.com
Marc Elrich: firstname.lastname@example.org
Valerie Ervin: email@example.com
Nancy Floreen: firstname.lastname@example.org
George Leventhal: email@example.com
Nancy Navarro: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can help in other ways, too.
Use the form on the right side of this page to sign up to receive a “Save the Trail!” yard sign, get information about upcoming volunteer opportunities and to get email updates about our efforts and new developments.
Also, please mark your calendar and sign up for the Third Annual “Save the Trail! 5K” on Saturday, May 26th (9:00 AM) at Elm Street Park, 4601 Willow Lane in Chevy Chase. This is a fun-filled community event enjoyed by hundreds of runners, joggers, spectators and trail supporters. More details on the “Save the Trail! 5K” – including how to register on-line - are available by clicking on this link.