U.S.: Maryland takes over Purple Line project after private firm walks away

By Bill Wilson, International Railway Journal; October 14, 2020

The Maryland Transit Administration is taking over day-to-day management of the 25.7km Purple Line light rail project after Purple Line Transit Partners (PLTP) walked off the job.

The line from Bethedsa to New Carrollton was being built for Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) under a $US 5.6bn 36-year public-private partnership (PPP) deal agreed with PLTP in spring 2016.

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