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A senior official who oversaw construction of the Purple Line in Maryland last year addressed the uncertainties of this large-scale transit project: “Many of the surprises have been uncovered and resolved, but there are still things to come,” said Terry Gohde, project manager for the joint venture , which is building the Purple Line, The Post said.
In fact, “things” came into being. Again.
As reported by The Post’s Katherine Shaver, the start date for the 16-mile light rail link between Montgomery and Prince George’s counties could be pushed back another seven months to mid-2027 — or about five years after the March 2022 completion target. Blame it on that one latest mistake is the laying of supply lines. A Nov. 28 technical report said the delay “refers to the complexity involved in coordinating multiple utilities on a single utility pole, as there is a specific sequence to follow and each utility has its own process for requesting a move has.”
David Abrams, Maryland state spokesman for the Purple Line, notes that the contractual deadline for completing the project has not been pushed back – and that the report, which predicts new delays, was needed for funding purposes. “Building a complex transportation project through a 16-mile corridor teeming with vibrant and active communities will never be an easy task,” Abrams said in a statement.
Right – especially when its administrators make mistakes through years of poor contract and project management decisions. These decisions have ballooned a five-year, nearly $2 billion construction project into a nearly 10-year, $3.4 billion project. Lowlights include a short-sighted attempt by former Gov. Larry Hogan to save pennies on construction costs; schedule-extending litigation by NIMBY groups and others; and a breach of the Purple Line’s public-private partnership in 2020, in which the original construction team abandoned the project, delaying it for more than a year and costing nearly $1.5 billion.
All of Maryland’s taxpayers are the losers of this deal, though the people traversing the swath of torn roads and closed trails of the Proto-Purple Line bear a special, unending burden.
Of little consolation is the fact that the Purple Line has plenty of company in the United States when it comes to badly delayed, overbudgeted transit projects. America stinks about railroad construction, as a group of researchers at the Transit Costs Project has shown by comparing other countries’ superior performance on this front. Eric Goldwyn, an assistant professor at New York University’s Marron Institute and a member of the Transit Costs Project team, points out that Madrid built about 80 miles of subway in two four-year tranches. New York built the nearly two-mile-long Phase 1 of the Second Avenue subway line in about a decade.
“A lot of it is because we don’t necessarily prioritize speed like we should,” says Goldwyn. “The other thing is, the longer a project takes, the more likely something crazy will happen.”
In the Purple Line drama, a few not-so-crazy things have contributed to the delays or difficulties, including permitting issues, negotiations with rail freight company CSX Transportation, and now the supply issues. After the first construction team pulled out in 2020, the state took over work on the utilities to keep the project from stagnating.
Meanwhile, the regional imperatives behind the Purple Line are as robust as ever. Del. Marc Korman, a Democrat who represents a Montgomery County district, says the majority of commuters in the county move within or between suburbs. That is, the suburbanization of transit must go hand in hand with the suburbanization of work in the region. But the face of mass transit in Washington is the Purple Line, which is plagued by delays. “I think there’s obviously a lot of reputational damage,” says Korman. “The way out is a working, functional project, which is why they need to keep moving forward.”
Local jurisdictions could produce better transit projects, Goldwyn says, if they bring in experts from abroad to guide their decision-making; promoting cooperation between government agencies and utilities; Hire permanent staff with transit construction expertise instead of relying on outside consultants. place less emphasis on price and more emphasis on technical merit and speed when awarding contracts; and regulations so that contractors everywhere can compete for projects, among other things.
To work out all the details, the region needs to get better at building transit by… building more transit. It’s no coincidence that the Purple Line will also be the first suburban-to-suburban rail service in the Washington area.
If Maryland officials don’t put their house in order, it could well be the last. They’ve already provided a powerful talking point for any NIMBY group wishing to oppose a similar plan in the future: look how long it took them to build the Purple Line!
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