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Maryland explores tightening law on public-private partnerships amid proposal to build new toll lanes

March 29, 2021

As Maryland pursues private investors to add toll lanes to the Capital Beltway and Interstate 270, some lawmakers say more scrutiny is needed before partnering with the private sector in decades-long deals worth billions. Maryland’s law governing public-private partnerships, or P3s, passed in 2013 with little fanfare. Lawmakers say it was mostly seen as a way to build the light-rail Purple Line in suburban Washington, which by then enjoyed relatively broad political support but lacked state funding.

Article Source: Washington Post

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