Md. board set to vote on Purple Line contract

Posted at 9:36 AM, Apr 06, 2016
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- The Board of Public Works is scheduled to vote on a $5.6 billion contract to build the Purple Line.
The public-private partnership is coming before the board on Wednesday for the light rail project in Montgomery and Prince George's counties.
A team of private companies has been chosen to design, build, operate and maintain the 16-mile line between Bethesda and New Carrollton.
It's a 36-year contract. The net cost to the state will be about $3.3 billion. The rest comes from federal and county funding.
The three-member Board of Public Works includes Gov. Larry Hogan, Treasurer Nancy Kopp and Comptroller Peter Franchot.

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