October 24, 2013
The $298.1 million order for 130 single-level long-distance passenger railcars includes 25 sleepers, 25 diners, 25 baggage/dormitory, and 55 baggage cars. More than 120 suppliers in 25 states and 93 cities are providing parts for the new railcars.
May 2, 2012
Expressed concern that the contract will send jobs to Japan. L.A. Metro officials said that the agency required the contract winner to create jobs in the U.S. and that all three bidders committed to doing final assembly of the cars in Los Angeles County.
May 1, 2012
Will replace and supplement its current fleet in tiered procurements through 2023. Awarded equipment contracts to Siemens Transportation and CAF USA for $466 million and $298 million, respectively.
March 9, 2012
Will provide braking equipment, door operating systems, sanitation systems, springs, draft gears and HVAC equipment for 130 new passenger cars being built for Amtrak by CAF USA Inc.
November 30, 2011
The $153.1 million proposal submitted by the vehicle manufacturer is fully compliant with the FTA and Buy America guidelines and will now move forward with the news earlier this week that a Full Funding Grant Agreement is in place.
February 16, 2011
Contracts were canceled and the Spanish railcar vendor relinquished claim to any additional payments for unpaid work and lost profits — this, in addition to the $14 million refund.
December 17, 2010
The contracts are canceled and CAF will forego any additional payments for unpaid work and lost profits. In addition, CAF will refund $14 million to Metro. The agreement was ratified by Metro's board on Friday.
October 22, 2010
Board Chairman Gilbert Garcia emphasized that Metro expects the $900 million grant to be restored. First, however, the agency must cancel the $331 million railcar contract with CAF USA.
September 20, 2010
The company said the FTA's decision was based on incomplete or erroneous information — starting with the name and nationality of the firm holding the contract.
July 27, 2010
The five-year, $298.1 million contract is being awarded to CAF USA, which is creating 575 jobs to perform manufacturing and final assembly work at its plant in Elmira, N.Y. The first car is scheduled to roll off the assembly line in October 2012.
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