A Colorado firm that was the low bidder on a $44 million project at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport beat out two well-connected local companies — Bethesda’s Clark Construction Group and Whiting -Turner Construction headquartered in Baltimore. The Board of Public Works approved the contract for a new terminal connector and security checkpoint Wednesday.
The Maryland Aviation Administration will spend $216 million on capital projects in fiscal year 2013 — $94 million more than the current fiscal year — to fund federally mandated runway improvements and connect Concourses B and C at Baltimore-Washington Thurgood Marshall Airport.
Scores of honking cabs from BWI Airport circled the State House Tuesday morning in protest of the possible awarding of an exclusive contract to Dulles Airport Taxi that might cost many of them their jobs.
Cabbies and cab companies are unhappy as BWI airport officials seek to sign an exclusive contract to provide taxi service, which the Board of Public Works delayed approving last week. Industry insiders agree that this process can be a headache, but the best way to ensure quality and consistency of service to passengers.
After hours of hearing about taxi drivers afraid of losing their jobs, past labor disputes, and companies feeling shut out of the bidding process, the Board of Public Works on Wednesday tabled a four-year $7.1 million contract to run the taxi concession at Baltimore-Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport.
The contract has been highly controversial since it first came to the board March 23.
About 30 airport taxi drivers filled the seats at the Board of Public Works Wednesday to call attention to procurement problems at Baltimore-Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport. The drivers inspired the board to unanimously cut the contract extension for the company they drive for, BWI Taxi Management Inc., from one year to 90 days.
The agency that runs BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport left over $2 million in federal funds on the table and spent nearly $8 million in questionable incentive payments to British Airways, according to state auditors.