Health Exchange Contractor to Pay Back $45 Million; Dying Office Parks; Metro Ridership

Health Exchange Contractor to Pay Back $45 Million; Dying Office Parks; Metro Ridership

News, announcements and other helpful links for Wednesday morning

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Maryland Health Exchange contractor will pay state back $45 million

Noridian Healthcare Solutions, the contractor responsible for the botched rollout of the state’s online health exchange in 2013, agreed in a settlement to give back about 60 percent of what it was originally paid for the project. [Baltimore Sun]

Vacant Executive Boulevard office building a ‘ghost town’

A North Bethesda office building got the Style section treatment from The Washington Post in a feature on the decline of suburban office parks. [Washington Post]

Family of man killed in Amtrak derailment sues

The estate of Abid Gilani, one of eight passengers killed in the May derailment, claims Amtrak was negligent and recklessly endangered the lives of of all 238 people on board. [WTOP]

Metro ridership increasing again

After data showed a concerning decrease in Metro ridership, the transit system says its fiscal year 2015 average weekday ridership grew by 1.5 percent compared to 2014. [Metro]

MoCo mix-up

The county’s official tourism website featured a county map that switched the actual locations of Bethesda and East County, a mistake that has since been corrected. [Dan Reed/Twitter]

New Rockville speed camera

The new camera, part of the citywide program, is in the 500 block of N. Horners Lane and won’t start busting drivers for speeding until Aug. 3. [Montgomery Community Media]

Sunny, clear and not as humid

Wednesday is set to be more pleasant than Monday and Tuesday, with a high near 85 degrees. [National Weather Service]

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Chevy Chase Lake town homes, apartment building could get go-ahead this month

A history of Montgomery County’s Confederate memorials

Rockville historians think Confederate statue should stay, despite Leggett’s decision

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