Yesterday, Governor Martin O'Malley announced his decision to go forward with the Purple Line - as a light-rail line connecting Bethesda and New Carrollton, running at-grade along the Capital Crescent Trail and local streets. (A more detailed description of the chosen route, and links to maps and reports, can be found on yesterday's post.) As fitting for such a watershed moment, a raft of local politicos and Purple Line supporters showed up at an early-morning press conference outside the New Carrollton Metro station. Check out this photoset of the event for more photos of the goings-on.
(This is to make up for the fact I haven't been keeping up the Daily Snapshot as I wish I had and, if You, The Reader likes it, I'll start doing them again.)