In 2011, Mr. Farasy was one of the founding Board Members of the Purple Rail Alliance. The Purple Rail Alliance (PRA) is an association of business, civic and governmental interests in Prince George’s County focused on educating the public and decision-makers on the importance and benefits of Maryland’s Purple Line Rail System, and the economic corridor which it creates from its completion. The PRA will provide a voice to its partners who live and work in the greater Purple Line corridor who support rail as an essential component of an integrated economic development program.
As an advocate for rail in the Purple corridor, PRA will advise decision-makers on transit-related issues, including funding, operations, station location and access, economic development issues and implementation. The Purple Rail Alliance, Inc. (www.purplelinealliance.org) has been established as a tax deductible, tax exempt 501(c) 3 non-profit organization under the Internal Revenue Service.