Lessons From Md.'s Purple Line For Public-Private Contracts

Law360 (September 17, 2020, 3:53 PM EDT) -- Public transportation is a critical part of a community's infrastructure, and can often create attractive opportunities for contractors to partner with government entities on large design and construction projects.

To reduce the risk of litigation for these major projects, contracts should be drafted as clearly as possible, expressly defining what each party's rights and responsibilities will be if an issue arises. The Purple Line project in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C., is a perfect example of the importance of unambiguous contracts.

The Purple Line is a 16.2-mile light rail line, currently under construction, that will link the Maryland suburbs of...

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