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Report: Maryland Shortlists Teams to Build, Operate, Finance Purple Line

The chosen team will be the first team to participate in a public-private partnership in Maryland transit history, The Washington Post reported.

The proposed Purple Line's path between Bethesda and New Carrollton. Credit: Courtesy of the Maryland Transit Administration.
The proposed Purple Line's path between Bethesda and New Carrollton. Credit: Courtesy of the Maryland Transit Administration.
Maryland officials recently picked four teams of developers to compete to design, build, operate, maintain and help finance the $2.2 billion Purple Line light rail from Bethesda to New Carrollton, The Washington Post reported.

The four teams were chosen from a field of six. They'll compete for the first public-private partnership in Maryland transit history, The Post reported.

The four competing teams, according to The Post, are:
  • Maryland Purple Line Partners: Vinci Concessions, Walsh Investors, InfraRed Capital Partners, Alstom Transport and Keolis
  • Maryland Transit Connectors: John Laing, Kiewit Development and Edgemoor Infrastructure
  • Purple Line Transit Partners: Meridiam Infrastructure, Fluor Enterprises and Star America Fund
  • Purple Plus Alliance: Macquarie Capital and Skanska Infrastructure Development
>>>Read about how the shortlisted teams were chosen, and about how much they'll have to contribute to the Purple Line if they're selected, on The Post's website.

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