- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 7, 2015

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland’s governor is detailing some of the potential cuts aimed at reducing Purple Line costs by $210 million.

Gov. Larry Hogan’s office released a list of 43 potential cuts to the projected $2.45 billion light rail project late Monday. The proposed cuts include fewer elevators, fewer Maryland Transit Administration field offices, shorter platforms and replacing plant material on the track bed with conventional crushed stone.

Officials had already announced the possibility of cutting service frequency from 6 minutes to 7.5 minutes.

Hogan announced support for the 16-mile line between Bethesda and New Carrollton last month. But the state would contribute $168 million instead of $700 million and Montgomery and Prince George’s counties could spend another $50 million each.

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