MTA gives PTC contractor ultimatum - Newsday

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MTA gives PTC contractor ultimatum - Newsday

Post by MNCRR9000 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:41 pm

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority's board, frustrated with the installation of federally mandated crash prevention technology for the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad, on Monday threatened to fire its contractor if its CEO doesn't show up at its next board meeting.

At a Manhattan meeting of the MTA, board member Laurence Schwartz told representatives from Siemens Mobility Inc. that if its chief executive, Joe Kaeser, does not attend the agency's next board meeting in May to answer questions about problems with the installation of positive train control technology and offer assurances about the project, Siemens would be "fired."

Informally polled by new MTA Chairman Patrick Foye on Schwartz's proposal, board members unanimously gestured they would support severing business ties with Siemens, an international technology conglomerate that Foye said has been awarded "hundreds of millions of dollars" in contracts by the MTA over the years.

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Re: MTA gives PTC contractor ultimatum - Newsday

Post by DutchRailnut » Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:34 pm

cool that would mean no chargers either.
If Conductors are in charge, why are they promoted to be Engineer???

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Re: MTA gives PTC contractor ultimatum - Newsday

Post by Commuter X » Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:19 am

Knock me over with a feather -- The MTA holding someone accountable for shoddy work

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Re: MTA gives PTC contractor ultimatum - Newsday

Post by Nasadowsk » Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:19 pm

"That includes a $440 million contract awarded in 2013 to a joint venture of Siemens and Bombardier Transportation to design and install a positive train control system....The rare step of "debarring" a contractor would exclude Siemens from future consideration for contracts with the MTA."

No mention of debarring Bombardier, who's been a pretty big *-up since their first contract with the MTA in the 80's?

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Re: MTA gives PTC contractor ultimatum - Newsday

Post by Head-end View » Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:02 pm

I'll be very surprised if this actually happens.

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Re: MTA gives PTC contractor ultimatum - Newsday

Post by Absolute-Limited Advance-Approach » Tue May 21, 2019 11:44 am

Head-end View wrote:I'll be very surprised if this actually happens.

Siemens super-promises they'll have all the issues solved and ready by next year.

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