I've heard tell that it's getting to be standard practice to bid low to get the contract and make it up on the change orders, which are cost-plus. Don't know whether that's "urban legend" or there's some truth to it.
west point wrote: ↑Sun Jun 04, 2023 6:38 pm Is there any unused light rail routes that the Kawasaki cars be assigned when these new cars enter service on the present routes?. Recognize that the overhead CAT and feeders might need replacing? Been too long since was in PHL.Their lack of ADA accessibility makes them unusable on any other route. Any route that gets reactivated must be done with accessible equipment.
BREAKING NEWS: Another street car contract worth $718 million secured by Alstom in Hornell
The contracts for Alstom employees in Hornell continue to roll in.
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) officials told the Hornell Sun an agreement has been reached for ALSTOM employees to make 130 low-floor street cars and there is an option for another 30.
SEPTA said there is a signed contract for Citadis light-rail vehicles.
The contract for the 130 cars is worth $712.2 million, SEPTA officials said. That does not include the additional 30 cars, if needed.