"Huge cost for little benefit."
"The businesses that are around are all going to be gone."
"A large economic perch."
Those were just a few of the public reactions last week as the Prince George's County Planning Department held a hearing on the Purple Line light rail at .
Officials invited feedback from residents on the future of development around the 16-mile Purple Line, which would make one of its 21 stops in Riverdale Park.
In a questionnaire circulated at the meeting, residents expressed a full range of reactions, from supportive to deeply skeptical.
"I have huge reservations about this project, mainly the traffic disruption during the construction," wrote one resident. "Also seems like a great deal of loss of existing structures, including single family homes."
"I would use the Purple Line. I would use it whenever my car is getting fixed or use it to save gas when running low," said another.
"We need to make a way to have the people who are closest to the Purple Line still feel comfortable with the noise and the extra heat from the train," wrote a third.
For a complete rundown of comments, visit the planning department's website.