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Old 05-04-2020, 09:47 AM
 
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“In a statement, the state's transportation agencies said the Purple Line has experienced delays "in conjunction with litigation" since 2016 and have been "actively engaged in discussions to mitigate the impacts of litigation and change order requests on both the project schedule and costs."

"While MDOT MTA cannot comment further until a settlement agreement is reached, we remain committed to continuing negotiations and focused on getting this key transit project completed and operational for the taxpayers of Maryland," the statement reads.

PLTC's exit would represent a stunning blow to a massive transit initiative considered critical to the long-term economic success of Montgomery and Prince George's counties. It is unclear how long it would take for the larger consortium behind the project, Purple Line Transit Partners, to replace the Fluor, Lane and Traylor work crews.“


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Old 05-04-2020, 06:52 PM
 
Location: It's in the name!
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“In a statement, the state's transportation agencies said the Purple Line has experienced delays "in conjunction with litigation" since 2016 and have been "actively engaged in discussions to mitigate the impacts of litigation and change order requests on both the project schedule and costs."

"While MDOT MTA cannot comment further until a settlement agreement is reached, we remain committed to continuing negotiations and focused on getting this key transit project completed and operational for the taxpayers of Maryland," the statement reads.

PLTC's exit would represent a stunning blow to a massive transit initiative considered critical to the long-term economic success of Montgomery and Prince George's counties. It is unclear how long it would take for the larger consortium behind the project, Purple Line Transit Partners, to replace the Fluor, Lane and Traylor work crews.“


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PLTC is trying to shake down the state for more funds. That's all. They pick a time in the project where all the roads are tore up, tunnels have been dug and construction projects related to the project are in full swing, then they say, "Give us more money or we'll walk." Thinking the state won't want to have all of these activities shut down mid-construction. Question is, who will blink first?

At any rate, PLTC is making it bad for other private companies who may want to enter into PPPs with states. If there is a potential for shakedowns from the private side of the PPP, states will think twice about these partnerships and just go it alone.

Interesting drama though. I have my popcorn ready.
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Old 05-06-2020, 05:19 AM
 
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I can't think of a major transportation project in any major American city that hasn't run into this same kind of situation. I think I would be scared if a project like this went through and got built without any hiccups.
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Old 08-20-2020, 06:22 AM
 
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Judge says go back to work.
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Old 09-15-2020, 09:18 AM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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A complete mess...

https://wtop.com/maryland/2020/09/pu...ounty-council/
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Old 09-15-2020, 09:36 AM
 
Location: On the Chesapeake
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Not surprising. The contractor probably underbid expecting to make it up on change orders. That's almost SOP on large projects whether public or private.

We had a sewer project down here years ago where the contractor tried to play that game and then walked off the job. We enforced the bond and another contractor finished it. We also seized the original contractor's equipment which he'd left expecting us to cave.

The original contractor then sued us for the balance of the money, his equipment and discrimination since he was a minority contractor. He lost in Court on all three counts and had to pay our legal fees.

I'd call that a win-win.
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Old 09-18-2020, 06:27 AM
 
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The blame game continues, seems neither side is as smart as they thought they were.

http://http://www.theseventhstate.com/?p=13792
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Old 09-28-2020, 07:37 AM
 
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$800 million in cost overruns and the potential for further overruns. The project in 2.5 years behind the 2022 placed in service date. I told ya the Purple line would be a boondoggle.
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Old 09-28-2020, 10:24 AM
 
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The 1/2 completed bridge at 410/201 doesn't appear to have progressed an inch in well over 12 months, although other related work at that side was ongoing. Maybe they're delaying at that location because a couple of buildings facing SB 201 between Quintana and Quesada Sts look like they might be vulnerable to eminent domain. There won't be much room between the track and the*buildings when completed. Other related roadwork like at 193 in Langley Park, will sit there causing traffic disruption until the matter is resolved.
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Old 09-29-2020, 10:31 AM
 
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$800 million in cost overruns and the potential for further overruns. The project in 2.5 years behind the 2022 placed in service date. I told ya the Purple line would be a boondoggle.
You were not alone.

And we were dismissed, jeered, and called all sorts of names. All because we opposed a boondoggle designed to help developers.
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