Purple Line Development Faces Contract Dispute

Purple Line development faces contract dispute.

Purple Line Transit Partners (PLTP), the consortium of companies building the Purple Line, plans to pull out of the public-private partnership next month on August 22 unless a new contract agreement is reached. The dispute comes from rising costs and construction delays. Cost overruns for the $2 billion project now total $755 million. In addition, the contractors claim that a 2014 environmental lawsuit delayed the project for 266 days. Both state officials and PLTP have stated that they are committed to negotiating a settlement before August.

With this dispute, construction still continues in downcounty. Zones in Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Greater Lyttonsville/Woodside, Silver Spring, and Long Branch have begun construction this past July. For more updates, visit: https://www.purplelinemd.com/construction/construction-updates

Featured photo courtesy of the Purple Line MD Twitter page (@PurpleLineMD)

By Nyrene Monforte

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