Maryland Department of Transportation

Hogan calls for do-over on highway contract after ethics flap

Hogan calls for do-over on highway contract after ethics flap

Gov. Larry Hogan has directed his transportation chief to scrap a contract to launch a massive state highway project and restart the bidding process after an ethical concern arose in the initial effort.

The $68.5 million contract would have paid a consortium of companies to oversee Hogan’s $7.6 billion plan to relieve traffic congestion on major highways in the Baltimore-Washington corridor. But a firm with ties to Transportation Secretary Peter K. Rahn was among the winning bidders after he signed a waiver of the state’s traditional procurement process to award the contract.

Rahn was employed by the company leading the consortium, Kansas City-based HNTB Corp., as a senior...

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