Headlines from HJM: Friday, September 11, 2020

Five years later, many across Baltimore bitterly lament Gov. Hogan’s decision to kill the Red Line light rail

Publisher Name : The Baltimore Sun
Cynthia Shaw, president of the Lyndhurst Community Association, worked for 14 years to bring the Red Line light rail transit system to the Baltimore area. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan canceled the project five years ago. Here, she stands at a bus stop near where the light rail stop would have been, at Edmondson Avenue and Allendale Street. Aug. 28, 2020
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MDOT Loses Showdown With Purple Line Contractor

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
A Baltimore judge on Thursday soundly rejected the Maryland Department of Transportation’s attempt to keep the firm building the Purple Line from abandoning the light rail project.
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A Rainstorm, a Pandemic, a Mind-Boggling Highway Project — and One Man’s Dream

Publisher Name : Maryland Matters
The Hilton Hotel on Rockville Pike, one of the biggest in all of Maryland, is like a ghost town.
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Purple Line builders may quit mid-project over cost disputes, judge rules

Publisher Name : The Washington Post
A Maryland judge ruled Thursday that the companies managing the Purple Line’s construction may quit over disputes with the state about $800 million in unpaid cost overruns, requiring transportation officials to find a new way to complete and pay for the megaproject.
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