As the design-build team behind Maryland’s Purple Line, Purple Line Transit Constructors (PLTC) has been committed to connecting Marylanders and their communities by delivering high-quality execution of the light rail project.
Due to factors beyond PLTC’s control, the project timeline and costs have been pushed well past original forecasts, which has unfortunately made PLTC’s continued participation in the Purple Line project unsustainable. PLTC has notified project stakeholders of its intent to exit the project.
Looking ahead, we are committed to coordinating with the Maryland Department of Transportation and the Maryland Transit Administration, and the lead project contracting and finance consortium, on a safe and efficient turnover process. That process is expected to take 60 to 90 days.
About the Purple Line
The Purple Line is a 16-mile light rail line spanning Bethesda in Montgomery County, to New Carrollton in Prince George’s County. The line would connect directly to Metrorail, MARC, AMTRAK and local bus lines. PLTC is comprised of three companies: Fluor, The Lane Construction Corporation and Traylor Bros., Inc. PLTC in turn contracts with Purple Line Transit Partners – the group of companies financing the project – as the design-build contractor for the project. PLTP is the direct signatory to the Public-Private Partnership Agreement with the project owner, the Maryland Department of Transportation and the Maryland Transit Administration.