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Red Line forum attracts businesses hungry for opportunity
Red Line forum attracts businesses hungry for opportunity

For a construction industry starved for work during recent lean years, the prospect of getting a slice of the $2.6 billion Red Line light rail project was like a dinner bell. Nearly 400 people, from contractors and investment bankers to engineering firms and rail-car makers, packed a forum at the Baltimore Convention Center on Monday to learn what kinds of opportunities might be available if the state makes the mass transit project a public-private partnership, or P3. The Red Line and its sibling, the $2.2 billion Purple Line in the Washington suburbs, would be a heavy financial lift for the state, even with a 50 percent contribution by the federal government. So the O'Malley...

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