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County Executive Elrich and Councilmember Glass Announce New Appropriation to Assist Small Businesses Impacted by Purple Line Construction Monday, Nov. 29

For Immediate Release: Friday, November 26, 2021

Monday, Nov. 29 at 2:30 p.m.

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and Montgomery County Councilmember Evan Glass, a member of the Council’s Transportation & Environment Committee, will be joined by State delegates, local political and business leaders on Monday to announce $231,000 that has been appropriated to the County by the Maryland Department of Commerce to assist small businesses that have lost revenue due to the Purple Line Construction. The event will take place at 2:30 p.m. in front of the Silver Spring Library in the heart of downtown Silver Spring, which will be one of the stops along the Purple Line.

The Purple Line Light Rail Project is a 16.2-mile light rail line that extends from Bethesda in Montgomery County to New Carrollton in Prince George’s County. It will provide direct connections to Metrorail’s Red, Green, and Orange lines at Bethesda, Silver Spring, College Park and New Carrollton, as well as connections to MARC, Amtrak, and local bus services.


Announcement of the appropriation of $231,000 to assist small businesses that have experienced revenue loss during Purple Line Construction.


  • County Executive Marc Elrich
  • Councilmember Evan Glass
  • Delegate Jheanelle Wilkins
  • Del. Lorig Charkoudian
  • Del. David Moon
  • Takoma Park Mayor Kate Stewart
  • Maryland Department of Commerce
  • Javier Rivas, Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC)
  • Small business owners


Monday, Nov. 29 at 2:30 p.m.


Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Avenue, Silver Spring

(Parking available across the street in public parking lot on Wayne Ave.)

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Release ID: 21-084
Media Contact: Barry Hudson 240-300-7348