Montgomery County will receive a $40 million grant to improve transportation around Walter Reed National Military Medical Center under a grant the Defense Department announced last week.
A Pentagon base realignment initiative completed last year made Walter Reed an even larger attraction, increasing its employees by about one-third — to 10,200 — and doubling its visitors, which are expected to total 1 million annually, according to the Pentagon.
The grant, made through the Pentagon’s Office of Economic Adjustment, will contribute to a project meant to add a pedestrian and bike passage under Rockville Pike and three high-speed elevators for the Metro station, as well as other improvements.
Clark/Foulger-Pratt wins protest over contract
Last month, the Government Accountability Office upheld a protest filed by Bethesda-based joint venture Clark/Foulger-Pratt over a State Department contract for pre-construction services and construction of a new embassy in London.
Clark/Foulger-Pratt argued they should not have been rated technically equal to Birmingham, Ala.-based B.L. Harbert International, which was then awarded the contract because of its lower price.