Board of Public Works Clears Track for Purple Line

At its April 6th meeting, the Maryland Board of Public Works approved a $5.6 billion agreement for Maryland’s Purple Line light rail project, a public private partnership. The contract was awarded on March 2nd to Purple Line Transit Partners, a joint venture of Meridiam, Fluor Enterprises Inc. and Star America, and could close in June, with notice to proceed in late 2016. The Design/Build team consists of Fluor, Lane Construction, and Traylor Bros., Inc. with Atkins as design lead and sub-consultant Hatch Mott McDonald. First-tier construction subcontractors are M.C. Dean and Hensel Phelps.


“MD approves $5.6B Purple Line light rail contract,” Kim Slowey, Construction Deep Dive

“How Governor Hogan Slimmed Down The Budget For The Purple Line,” Martin Di Caro, WAMU

“What’s the true cost of building the Purple Line?” Drew Hansen, Washington Business Journal

“Maryland will use MARC fare revenue to pay Purple Line debt, officials say,” Katherine Shaver,  Washington Post

“The Purple Line will have America’s longest railcars,” Dan Malouff, Greater Greater Washington

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