Yes I think you're right. Sorry about that. The M9A cars are for the ESA service and paid for with Federal funds (or will be). Below I scanned one of the documents from two years ago.lirr42 wrote:I think this is more of the reason behind the M9 and M9A fiasco, except I think it was the other way around. The M9 cars are the general cars for LIRR and MNCR if they so desired. The committee notes specifically said that this base order of 92 M9's would be paid through the MTA's 2009-2014 capital program. I think the M9A cars are the ESA spending cars.
Is there a fiasco?
Won't the MNR cars ultimately have to have a separate designation? Maybe M9B? Guess we'll find out.