$2B Md. Rail Line May Lose Fed. Funding Over Holocaust Law

Law360, New York (March 14, 2014, 7:42 PM EDT) -- Maryland's planned $2.4 billion Purple Line railway may lose $900 million in federal funding if state lawmakers require one of the contractors to pay reparations to Holocaust victims because it's majority owned by SNCF, the French rail company that once transported people to Nazi death camps, according to a letter sent Thursday by the U.S. Federal Transit Administration.

The FTA's counsel sent the letter to the Maryland Transit Administration, saying that a proposed state law conflicts with federal full and open competition requirements, to which MTA...
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