Maryland Purple Line Light Rail Project Groundbreaking

On August 28, 2017, Purple Line Transit Partners (PLTP), a joint venture of Meridiam Infrastructure, Fluor, and Star America, was joined by federal, state, and local officials to break ground on the $5.6 billion Purple Line Light Rail Project, formally marking the start of construction. The new rail line for the Maryland Department of Transportation and the Maryland Transit Administration includes 21 stations along a 16.2-mile east-west alignment extending from Bethesda in Montgomery County to New Carrollton in Prince George’s County.

During the groundbreaking event, U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Maryland Governor Larry Hogan participated in a ceremonial signing of the Federal Transit Administration’s Full Funding Grant Agreement. The signed grant enables the state to access the $900 million in federal funds proposed for the project. Passenger service on the new line is scheduled to begin in 2022.

Purple Line Transit Partners Hosts Successful Jobseeker/Small Business Open House

More than 100 visitors attended the Purple Line Transit Partners’ (PLTP) Open House on Saturday, May 20, 2017 to learn about the job and small business opportunities that will become available once construction can begin on the Purple Line. At the event, the concessionaire team was joined by leaders from the Maryland Transit Administration in welcoming attendees and encouraging them to prepare in advance for upcoming employment and contracting opportunities. Information on training resources was available at the event, and participants were encouraged to register at PLTP’s Job Center, located at the project’s headquarters at 6811 Kenilworth Avenue in Riverdale Park, MD.
PLTP would like to thank elected officials and staff who attended the event to show support for the project, including:

  • Senator Chris Van Hollen
  • Congressman Jamie Raskin
  • Maryland Senator Jim Rosapepe
  • Prince George’s County Councilmember Dannielle Glaros
  • Prince George’s County Councilmember Deni Taveras
  • Maryland Delegate Jheanelle Wilkins

Visit PLTP’s procurement opportunities and career opportunities on the PLTP website for more information on how to engage the project team.