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Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published May 14, 2013

ADVISORY: LT. GOVERNOR BROWN AND MARYLAND TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION TO HOST PURPLE LINE INDUSTRY FORUM



 

FOR PLANNING PURPOSES

CONTACT:
Jared Smith – Lt. Governor’s Office
Cell: 443-370-6896

Terry Owens – MTA
Office: 410-767-3936
Cell: 443-804-8522 

 

 

LT. GOVERNOR BROWN AND MARYLAND TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION TO HOST

 

PURPLE LINE INDUSTRY FORUM

Kick-Off Event Seeking Private Sector Input on Major Jobs Producing Transit Project

 

 

 

BALTIMORE, Md. (May 14, 2013) – On Wednesday at 9:00 AM, Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown will welcome attendees to the Maryland Transit Administration’s (MTA) Purple Line Industry Forum. The forum will provide leading construction industry experts an opportunity to discuss details of the transit project with MTA officials. Interested firms also will receive an overview of Maryland’s new Public-Private Partnership law and the Minority and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise programs. Lt. Governor Brown led the O’Malley-Brown Administration’s effort to pass the Public-Private Partnership law which is estimated to create 4,000 jobs.


ABOUT THE PURPLE LINE:
The Purple Line is a 16-mile light rail line with 21 stations between Bethesda and New Carrollton.  With an estimated cost of $2.2 billion, the Purple Line is expected to create 2,600 direct jobs during the six-year construction period. The east-west line is expected to open for service in 2020.



WHAT:
Private-sector industry forum to discuss scope of the Purple Line project and provide firms with background on Maryland’s new Public-Private Partnership law


WHEN:
TOMORROWWednesday, May 15, 2013
9:00 AM


WHERE:
BWI Sheraton Four Points
1001 Scott Drive
BWI Airport, MD 21240


WHO:
Anthony G. Brown, Maryland Lieutenant Governor
Acting Deputy Transportation Secretary Leif Dormsjo
MTA officials and Purple Line project staff
Major regional, national and international transportation contractors
Engineering, financial investment and insurance firms
Rail vehicle manufacturers
Other agencies, who would participate in a team of firms proposing to design, build, operate, maintain and finance the Purple Line through a concession agreement.
Minority and Disadvantaged Businesses
Local governments
Transit advocates


For the latest information on MTA service, passengers are urged to check the MTA website at www.mta.maryland.gov<http://www.mta.maryland.gov. Customers can also call the MTA Transit Information Center Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. at 410-539-5000. TTY 410-539-3497. To sign up for email about service modifications and delays, go to www.mta.maryland.gov/enotifications <http://www.mta.maryland.gov/enotifications. Visit MTA’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/mtamaryland<https://www.facebook.com/mtamarylandor Twitter feed at http://twitter.com/mtamaryland <http://twitter.com/mtamarylandfor more sources of updated information.