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Board approves MARC contract for Bombardier

After a two-week delay, the state Board of Public Works approved a $205 million contract Wednesday under which an arm of Montreal-based Bombardier Inc. will operate the Camden and Brunswick lines of the MARC commuter train system.

The board's unanimous approval came after concerns over the level of minority business participation in the contract and Bombardier's links with Iran were resolved.

The contract was removed from the board's agenda two weeks ago after the Maryland Minority Contractors Association raised concerns that the roughly 8 percent share of the work earmarked for minority contractors was insufficient. The contract was viewed as especially important to...