Description: Challenge to light rail project in Maryland.
Friends of Capital Crescent Trail v. Federal Transit Administration
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 07/31/2017 Memorandum Opinion Download Motion for reconsideration or clarification denied. The court denied the plaintiffs' motion for reconsideration or clarification. The court said it had already considered the plaintiffs' noise and air pollution arguments. In particular, the court indicated that the defendants had "reasonably considered the energy consumption and emissions impact" of the project and its alternatives. 07/17/2017 Reply Download Reply memorandum submitted by plaintiffs in support of motion for reconsideration or clarification. 06/26/2017 Motion Download Motion for reconsideration or clarification filed by plaintiffs. The plaintiffs filed a motion seeking clarification or confirmation that the district court had rejected the plaintiffs' claims regarding certain deficiencies in the noise and air pollution analyses in the environmental review. The plaintiffs had alleged that the environmental impact statement did not assess the project's level of energy use and resulting pollution, including carbon dioxide emissions. 06/09/2017 Memorandum Opinion Download Plaintiffs' and defendants' motions for summary judgment granted in part and denied in part. 04/11/2016 Motion for Summary Judgment Download Memorandum filed by federal defendants in support of cross-motion for summary judgment and in opposition to plaintiffs' motion for summary judgment. 02/19/2016 Motion for Summary Judgment Download Memorandum in support of motion for summary judgment filed by plaintiffs. 01/26/1970 Motion for Summary Judgment Download Cross-motion for summary judgment filed by defendant-intervenor State of Maryland.