The long-troubled Purple Line development is undergoing more change, as two key leaders, Executive Director Matthew Pollack and Communications Director David Abrams, are out at the Purple Line, a state transportation spokeswoman announced Friday.
The 16-mile light-rail line will extend from Bethesda to New Carrollton in Prince George’s County. The line is owned by the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA).
Pollack wrote on LinkedIn that after three years of working as executive director, “it’s time to transition leadership of the Purple Line project over to the team that will take the project across the finish line.”
Abrams has not posted an update to LinkedIn about his employment status with the Purple Line. He joined the project in February 2022.
A spokeswoman with the Purple Line, Veronica Battisti, did not describe the circumstances of their departure. But said the Maryland Transit Administration will “promptly initiate a nationwide search for a new Executive Director for Transit Development and Delivery.”