Bombardier shut out of N.Y. subway contract

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Bombardier shut out of N.Y. subway contract

Postby Jeff Smith » Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:42 am ... nce-report

An increasing number of delays and cost overruns by Bombardier has shut out the Quebec firm from a $3.2-billion contract with New York City’s Metropolitan Transit Authority.

The company confirmed on Tuesday that its proposal for a contract to construct up to 1,695 subway cars for the MTA is no longer under consideration.

“We are extremely disappointed as we spent considerable time developing an innovative solution that included world-class subway cars, an attractive delivery schedule, a competitive price and the creation of U.S. jobs, many in New York State,” said Eric Prud’Homme, the head of public relations and communications for the Americas region at Bombardier Transportation.

In an internal memo, Benoît Brossoit, the president of Bombardier Transport for the Americas, is quoted as noting that “our poor performance and serious delays … sealed the fate of our bid. Our actions exacerbated an already difficult transit situation in New York, and our client’s decision shows that the market is no longer disposed to accept delays in performance and to submit to the consequences of our actions.”

The authenticity of the memo, which was first obtained by the Journal de Montréal, was confirmed by Bombardier.
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Re: Bombardier shut out of N.Y. subway contract

Postby Backshophoss » Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:23 pm

Would that also include the M-7 delivery to LIRR and MN,and taking over LIRR's Arch Street Shop for warranty work??
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Re: Bombardier shut out of N.Y. subway contract

Postby DutchRailnut » Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:02 pm

M-7 delivery ?? but why would subway contract have impact on a previous contract ??
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Re: Bombardier shut out of N.Y. subway contract

Postby STrRedWolf » Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:22 pm

I would think the previous contract (the M-7 delivery) and how BBD botched that up was the key to them getting shut out of the subway contract.
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Re: Bombardier shut out of N.Y. subway contract

Postby dowlingm » Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:48 am

Appointment of Andy Byford to NY Transit wouldn't have been good news either considering how frequently they appear to have told him fairy tales about their streetcar production rate for his soon to be former employer in Toronto.
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