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Discussion related to DC area passenger rail services from Northern Virginia to Baltimore, MD. Includes Light Rail and Baltimore Subway.

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  by scratchyX1
 
STrRedWolf wrote: Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:08 pm
farecard wrote: Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:55 am What will the collapse of this PPP do to Hogan's favorite dream, the widened Beltway Toll Road?
On hold until things improve.
I've been wondering the same thing about that, and the private frederick to bethesda monorail
  by STrRedWolf
 
scratchyX1 wrote: Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:17 am I've been wondering the same thing about that, and the private frederick to bethesda monorail
The latter has never been discussed among MTA's halls... and given how more expensive monorails are, probably never will be even broached.
  by scratchyX1
 
STrRedWolf wrote: Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:11 pm
scratchyX1 wrote: Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:17 am I've been wondering the same thing about that, and the private frederick to bethesda monorail
The latter has never been discussed among MTA's halls... and given how more expensive monorails are, probably never will be even broached.
It's something for a study that siphons off needed funds, like that maglev.
  by Pensyfan19
 
Maryland takes over management of Purple Line construction

https://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2 ... evacuation
The consortium building Maryland’s light rail Purple Line has officially quit, leaving the Maryland Transit Administration in charge of hundreds of subcontracts that are part of the construction project. The Washington Post reports Purple Line Transit Partners finished securing construction sites and began turning the project over to the state on Friday, and that the state officially took over management of the project on Sept. 28. Contracts now in the hands of the state include those for construction of the light rail vehicles, operation and maintenance of the system, and 233 other agreements, including design and construction. The state has said it will take four to six months to decide if it continues to manage the project, seeks a new contractor, or develops another public-private partnership. The Transit Partners consortium quit over about $800 million in unpaid cost overruns
Here is the article from the Washington Post going further in depth about this story.
  by JDC
 
MD has reached a deal to pay $250 million to the Purple Line construction management companies to compensate for cost overruns, but the actual construction contractor Fluor is leaving the project so a new construction contractor needs to be hired. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/tr ... story.html
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