Potential risks, financial impacts of Md.'s $2.2B Purple Line P3 project

10/14/2013 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

This article discusses the various risks -- and the subsequent financial impact of those risks -- for Maryland as it plans to undertake a public-private partnership for a proposed $2.2 billion Purple Line light-rail project in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. It also outlines how the P3 would work. Some lawmakers are concerned that despite the use of private funds, the Purple Line would funnel money away from other projects, thus delaying them. If approved, the P3 would be only the second P3 transit project in the country of such magnitude.

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