In our June 15 RT&S news report on cost overruns and delays to Maryland’s Purple Line project, Editor-in-Chief Bill Wilson reported that “Purple Line Transit Constructors, which consists of Fluor, Lane Construction Corp., and Taylor Brothers, is in ongoing negotiations with Maryland transportation officials. The deadline for an agreement is this Saturday, June 20, and if a deal cannot be struck, the joint venture will leave in 60 to 90 days.”
June 20 has come and gone, and there is still no agreement.
The Washington Post reports that the Purple Line Transit Constructors told officials in Maryland on Tuesday that the project will be terminated if a settlement cannot be reached in 60 days. The public-private partnership has a lifespan of 36 years.
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