DC Metro To Investigate Concrete Used On $1.8B Rail Project

Law360 (May 17, 2018, 10:20 PM EDT) -- Washington, D.C.’s transit authority will investigate the condition of concrete panels used in the ongoing $1.8 billion Silver Line rail project, the agency’s CEO said Thursday, days after a federal court unsealed a False Claims Act suit accusing a subcontractor of covering up shipments of subpar concrete.

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld said whistleblower Nathan Davidheiser’s allegations against Universal Concrete Products Corp. prompted his order that an independent contractor check out the panels. The Silver Line will connect the city’s existing rail system to Washington Dulles International Airport, and while the transit authority isn’t building the project,...

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