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Re: MTA Purple Line Bethesda - New Carrollton Light Rail

Postby JeffersonLeeEng » Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:45 pm

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WASHINGTON — A very public feud between Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and the head of the Metro board escalated Wednesday as Hogan said he may lobby for the board to be disbanded.

Hogan was responding to Jack Evans, the board chairman, who has threatened to use his authority to halt a land transfer related to the Purple Line light rail project unless Maryland agrees to a plan he favors to restructure the board.
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Re: MTA Purple Line Bethesda - New Carrollton Light Rail

Postby Sand Box John » Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:25 pm

Bethesda blasting set soon for Purple Line construction
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Re: MTA Purple Line Bethesda - New Carrollton Light Rail

Postby drwho9437 » Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:32 pm

I wonder how bad the problems are going to be on the purple line structures. It seems like most of the projects undertaken recently in the area have had concrete or other problems. Is the MTA any better at oversight? Is Fluor better than Clark, Foulger-Pratt, Bechtel?

Purple line construction seems to be moving with more urgency due to the P3 formula (at least to me) but that also might increase cost saving, time saving pressures that could lead to more flaws. I don't know how good the oversight is. Seems this phase of these projects rarely has the flaw stories as they are mostly preping the right of way and relocating utilities still.
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Re: MTA Purple Line Bethesda - New Carrollton Light Rail

Postby STrRedWolf » Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:48 am

I think given that this is the first P3 that MTA has done... you're going to get a ton of issues.
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Re: MTA Purple Line Bethesda - New Carrollton Light Rail

Postby gokeefe » Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:15 pm

Slow does not necessarily imply better. See the Big Dig concrete issues in Boston for reference.
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Re: MTA Purple Line Bethesda - New Carrollton Light Rail

Postby Sand Box John » Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:22 pm

@ drwho9437

I will repeat what I said in another forum to a similar comment . . .

"My friend this kind of excrement happens with all types of projects be they civil or commercial, government funned or commercially funned."
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Re: MTA Purple Line Bethesda - New Carrollton Light Rail

Postby drwho9437 » Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:22 pm

No doubts about that. But I still wonder if the volume is different and when we will start hearing the horror.
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