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Transportation Nominee: Bids for Light Rail Plans Delayed

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Larry Hogan's nominee for transportation secretary says the deadlines for bids on two light rail proposals in Maryland have been delayed from March until August.

Pete Rahn testified before a Senate panel on Monday evening.

Lawmakers had many questions about both the Purple Line in Montgomery and Prince George's counties, and the Red Line in Baltimore.

Rahn says the delay on bids has been made in order to give four teams more time to explore ways to bring down costs. Rahn says that applies to both initial costs as well as operating ones.

Rahn says the Hogan administration has not decided against moving ahead with either project. He says he wants to explore how Maryland could take advantage of private investment and lessen the expense to the state.

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