Maryland will seek new Purple Line concessionaire if talks with original firms fail, transit official says

The Maryland Transit Administration plans to pursue another public-private partnership to complete the Purple Line and operate it long-term if the state does not reach a deal with the initial concessionaire over cost overruns, a top state transit official said Tuesday. Matthew Pollack, the MTA’s executive director for project delivery, said the state would seek a new partnership, known as a P3, because the companies could help finance the remaining $1 billion of construction and then undertake long-term operation and maintenance of the 16-mile light-rail line. (Wash Post)

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