On March 2, Maryland’s Republican Gov. Larry Hogan instructed Maryland DOT to move forward with the Purple Line light rail project pending further negotiations with Purple Line Transit Partners over cost reductions.
The Fluor-led design-build team, Purple Line Transit Constructors, comprises Fluor Enterprises Inc., The Lane Construction Corp., Traylor Bros., Inc., and includes subcontractor Atkins North America, Inc. as the lead designer. The Purple Line Transit Constructors team will begin design and construction later this year with passenger service scheduled for early 2022. Following the construction, Purple Line Transit Operators, a Fluor-led team comprising Fluor Enterprises, Alternate Concepts, and Spanish railcar vendor CAF USA, Inc., will provide 30 years of operations and maintenance services.