MD Gov. Proposes P3 Weeks after $2B Purple Line Rail Deal

By Nolan Miles
P3 Kentucky Staff Writer

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan hopes to increase traffic lanes around the nation’s capital with a public-private partnerships valued at $9 billion, including express toll lanes on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway.

The proposal outlines an agreement for private developers to build, operate and maintain the road expansion. The proposal may coincide with the pending Trump Administration’s $200 billion infrastructure plan to create improvements over the next 10 years.

Washington has one of the highest congestion ratings among metro areas, leading the governor to launch the proposal to decrease traffic in the capital region. The proposal comes only weeks after Gov. Hogan and U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao signed the Purple Line Project public-private partnership agreement bringing a new light-rail line to Maryland suburbs in the Washington area.

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