The MBTA has requested bids for 38 new locomotives, the bid opening date is 03/06/2007. The bid opening date was rescheduled to 04/03/07. This is competitive negotiation procurement. There will be no public bid opening; the winning bid will not be announced until the negotiation process is complete. A contract announcement is expected by summer 2008, order is now expected to be for 28 locomotives with options to buy 10 additional later. A probable bidder is Motive Power Industries division of Wabtec which previously had expressed interest in an MBTA order, bids from international firms were also encouraged.
mbta1051dan wrote:FL9, F10...and F40 Killer??? NO NO NO!!!
Lord Mkaiba wrote:Two designs.
A design based on the current lightning scheme, but adjusted for the shape of the MP36/40.