Purple Line needs another $187.7 million and more time, contractor says

The Purple Line light rail line between Montgomery and Prince George’s counties needs another $187.7 million and another five months in order to be completed, the general contractor on the project said earlier in April.

The contractor, a group of companies called Purple Line Transit Partners, notified the Maryland Transit Administration of the changes in an April 7 letter, according to a Washington Post report. The additional funding is for a more shored-up barrier between the light rail line…

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