Maryland Transit Administration

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Rob Troup at LRT 2018: “Create an environment of innovation”

Editor’s Note: The following is MARTA Deputy General Manager A.R. “Rob” Troup’s April 26, 2018 complete luncheon address at the annual Railway Age/Railway Track & Structures Light Rail Conference in Baltimore. The text is interspersed with photos from the Transit Tour provided by Maryland MTA of its LRT system and shops.

MARC extends Bombardier O&M contract

The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) has awarded Bombardier Transportation a five-year, $288 million extension of its current contract to provide operations and maintenance (O&M) services for the Brunswick and Camden Lines of the Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) Train Service rail system.

Purple Line P3 breaks ground

The Maryland Transit Administration on Monday broke ground on the $2-billion Purple Line light rail line connecting the Washington suburbs, the largest public-private transit project in the United States.

Baltimore Subway contract to Hitachi Ansaldo JV

The Maryland Transit Administration awarded a joint venture of Hitachi Rail Italy and Ansaldo STS USA, Hitachi Ansaldo Baltimore Rail Partners (HABRP), a contract worth $400.5 million to provide a new fleet of metro railcars and a communications-based train control (CBTC) system for the Baltimore Metro Subway Link.