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Article discusses the efforts of Maryland DOT to secure private investment for the light-rail Purple Line extension currently estimated to cost $2.15 billion. If they move forward on ideas submitted by the private sector, it would be the first time the state has sought private investment for building transit project. The state is also pursuing this type of aggressive private sector outreach for a proposed $2.57 billion light-rail Red Line in Baltimore. Article also includes basic information on the new gas tax and the $4.4 billion in revenues it is expected to bring in the next few years.