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Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) pursued an innovative solicitation approach for the Purple Line. This partnership with private industry, commonly referred to as a public-private partnership (PPP or P3), will promote the successful delivery of the Purple Line. On March 2, 2016, Governor Larry Hogan announced Purple Line Transit Partners (PLTP) as the Concessionaire for the Purple Line. PLTP is responsible for designing, constructing, operating, and maintaining the project, and the private partner will also help finance a portion of construction. MDOT MTA retains ownership of the Purple Line. The Concessionaire is comprised of three main teams:

  • Purple Line Transit Partners (PLTP) – responsible for the overall project, including financing and management of:
    • Maryland Transit Solutions (MTS) – responsible for the design and construction of the Purple Line.
    • Purple Line Transit Operators (PLTO) – will take over to operate and maintain the Purple Line for 30 years after completion.

P3 Flowchart from Top down: MDOT MTA (P3 Agreement) to Purple Line Transit Partners: Concessionaire (meridiam; Star America) to Maryland Transit Solutions – Design Build Contractor (DRAGADOS, OHL) with Interface Agreement between O&M Contract: Purple Line Transit Operators Lead Operations & Maintenance Firm (ACI; CAF USA). LRV Supplier (CAF). Lead Contractor has lines down to Lead Design Firm (Atkins)

The fully executed P3 contract is provided below. Web server limitations prevent us from listing all of the documents which are referenced or referred to within the documents on this page.

Sixth Amendment (2022)

  • Sixth Amendment to the P3A
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    1.07 MB
  • Public Private Partnership (P3) Agreement with Exhibits
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    700.82 MB
  • Technical Provisions Book 2 – Part 1, as amended
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    536.84 KB
  • Technical Provisions Book 2 – Part 2, as amended
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    6.57 MB
  • Technical Provisions Book 2 – Part 3, as amended
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    609.11 KB

Other Amendments

  • First Amendment to Public-Private Partnership Agreement
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    1.14 MB
  • Second Amendment to Public-Private Partnership Agreement
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    782.13 KB
    • Settlement Agreement and Mutual Release
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      1.6 MB
  • Third Amendment to Public-Private Partnership Agreement
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    537.74 KB
  • Fourth Amendment to Public-Private Partnership Agreement
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    327.54 KB
  • Fifth Amendment to Public-Private Partnership Agreement
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    459.69 KB

Executed Version (2016)

  • Public Private Partnership (P3) Agreement with Exhibits
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    38.11 MB
  • Technical Provisions Book 2 – Part 1
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    450.63 KB
  • Technical Provisions Book 2 – Part 2
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    4.48 MB
  • Technical Provisions Book 2 – Part 3
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    650.37 KB
  • Codes and Standards Book 3
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    313.49 KB
  • Contract Drawings Book 4 – Plans
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    209.05 MB
  • Contract Drawings Book 4 – Additional Plans
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    11.86 MB
  • Contract Drawings Book 4 – Right of Way Plans
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    200.84 MB

While Book 4 consists of the Contract Drawings referenced by the P3 Agreement, the Concessionaire will continue to work alongside MDOT MTA after award to further develop and complete the design as the project progresses.

  • Report to the Maryland General Assembly: Description of the Proposed P3 Agreement
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    963.99 KB
  • Appendix 1 – Risk Allocation
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    66.09 KB
  • Appendix 2 – P3 Agreement Policy Guide
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    112.81 KB

Announcements

  • News Release – P3 Announcement – March 2, 2016
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    60.55 KB
  • Gov. Larry Hogan Moves Forward With Cost-Effective Purple Line – June 25, 2015
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    187.34 KB
  • A Letter from Mike Madden, Purple Line Deputy Project Director – 2015
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    206.81 KB
  • Cost-Saving Measures
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    587.5 KB