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At an open house to update residents on Metro's Purple Line, project leaders expressed optimism that the new Maryland transportation bill could allow the 16-mile light rail line to open in 2020.

It would connect Bethesda to New Carrollton.

"The new state money helps us get money to continue the design, but we need federal dollars for construction of the project - roughly a 50 percent share," says Mike Madden, project manager for the Purple Line.

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