The long-promised Purple Line light rail in Maryland is still a work in progress after the general contractor quit the project last year, but the search for a new one is narrowing.
Maryland Secretary of Transportation Gregory Slater said Tuesday night that the choice of a new design-build firm has been whittled to three, and a final selection must wait until the fall.
“These three firms are right now putting together proposals, taking tours of the alignment, gathering more information, digging into the designs,” Slater told an online meeting of Purple Line NOW! — a sort of booster group for the light rail system that’s made up of business, labor, environmental and neighborhood interests.
In the meantime, the state is overseeing subcontractors, who are mostly relocating utility lines but also working on the Plymouth Tunnel in Silver Spring and the nearly complete Glenridge Operations and Maintenance building.