MDTA Announces Virtual Industry Forum on May 7 for the Rebuilding of the Key Bridge



Business Opportunities as Part of a Progressive Design-Build Process 

***Virtual Industry Forum Registration is Open*** 

BALTIMORE, MD (April 25, 2024) – The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) will host a Virtual  Industry Forum for the rebuilding of the Key Bridge on May 7, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. During the forum, MDTA  representatives will discuss the anticipated Progressive Design-Build (PDB) Process with potential consultants,  contractors and subcontractors to help inform the pending Request for Proposals (RFP). Information on how to  become Maryland Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certified for this federal contracting opportunity will  be provided during the forum. The RFP is expected to be released by the end of May.  

“Rebuilding the Francis Scott Key Bridge and reconnecting the I-695 Baltimore Beltway as expeditiously and  safely as possible remains a top priority for MDTA. The anticipated contracting process is a significant  opportunity for the consulting and construction community in Maryland to bring their skills to the table of this  important project. The upcoming forum will bring together the industry’s diverse prime contractors and sub contractors in a unified effort to rebuild the Key Bridge,” said MDTA’s Executive Director Bruce Gartner. 

Registration is now open at for industry professionals interested in attending the Virtual  Industry Forum.  

Key Bridge Rebuild Virtual Industry Forum 

Tuesday, May 7, 2024 

2 – 4 p.m. 

The forum will include a presentation from MDTA and staff will be available to answer questions about the PDB  project delivery method, procurement process and DBE opportunities and certification. While there will be an  opportunity to ask questions during the Virtual Industry Forum, the MDTA is encouraging industry professionals  to submit questions in advance online at All forum materials, including questions and  answers, will be posted to the website following the virtual event. Questions will be limited to the upcoming  procurement opportunity only. 

Individuals who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or translation services  (free of charge) may contact the agency’s Title VI Officer at or at 410-537-5660  (711 for Maryland Relay) by 5p.m. on Monday, May 6, 2024. 

The MDTA finances, owns, operates, secures and improves Maryland’s toll tunnels, bridges and turnpikes. The  MDTA’s projects and services are funded through tolls paid by the customers who use the MDTA’s facilities. 

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