Maryland BPW Approves $100MM Contract to Advance Baltimore Red Line

Written by Jennifer McLawhorn, Managing Editor
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BALTIMORE – Maryland Board of Public Works approved a Program Management Consultant service contract for the Maryland Transit Administration.

An eight-year contract was awarded to Gannett Fleming, Inc., and it will allow the “project team to further advance preliminary engineering activities such as project design, schedule development, and environmental reviews.” The contract totals $100 million. The MDOT reported a General Engineering Consultant contract will be awarded this summer this as well.

Maryland Transit Administrator Holly Arnold said, “The approval of this critical contract is another major step in our efforts to build the Baltimore Red Line. . . This is a much-needed project for our region and our team is committed to delivering it as quickly as possible.”

The Red Line has also restarted the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process with the FTA to assess environmental impacts. In conjunction, the FTA and Maryland Transit Administration will produce a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS). This will establish a basis for “which the Red Line considers changes to address project impacts.”

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