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December 12, 2013

6 public-private teams compete to build Md. light rail

In late 2014 or early 2015, MDOT / MTA will select a preferred partner and recommend the final agreement to the Board of Public Works for their review and approval. Construction could begin in spring 2015.


November 7, 2013

Md. MTA Purple Line private finance plan approved

A single private partner will be responsible for designing, constructing, operating and maintaining the project, as well as providing up to $900 million in private financing.


September 3, 2013

Alstom to overhaul Md. MTA light rail vehicles

Baltimore vehicles are scheduled to arrive, beginning in October 2013, at Alstom’s Hornell, N.Y., facility where the refurbishment will be executed. The project will add about 15 years to the lifespan of the trains.


June 12, 2013

Md. seeks private sector input on second rail project plan

Looking into ways the private sector can help the state build and pay for a $2.6 billion rail line through Baltimore. The line may be in competition with the proposed Purple Line, which would run through the Washington, D.C. suburbs, for federal funds.


March 21, 2013

Md. MTA names Top Bus Operator

The award is determined by data tracked through the Performance Evaluation and Reward Criteria system.


October 18, 2012

Md. MTA awards 3rd-party MARC contract

Bombardier Transportation submitted a winning bid valued at approximately $204.6 million over the five-year, eight-month contract term. The contract also includes a five-year renewal option, valued at $205 million.


September 24, 2012

Maryland MTA adds 3 electric buses

Will replace three of the fleet’s oldest diesel buses, and will be inductively charged by stopping on an electromagnetic pad located at a bus stop along a "Green" Route, on which the bus will operate.


August 28, 2012

Md. MTA 'pace bus' to lead pre-race parade

The pace bus is one of 215 hybrid diesel-electric buses purchased by the MTA. That number will grow by 53 in the next year following Gov. Martin O’Malley’s approval of the purchase of additional hybrids and a commitment to convert the entire MTA fleet to hybrids.


August 23, 2012

Md. MTA launches student pass program

There are about 36,000 Baltimore City public school students eligible for the S-Pass. The MTA is providing city schools with the S-Pass, lanyards and pouches, MTA-issued student identification and brochures explaining how the S-Pass works.


March 19, 2012

Audit: Maryland MTA did not vet paratransit applicants

Of the 30 evaluated applications, none had adequate documentation to show that the applicants needed the service.


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