March 1, 2011

Houston Metro ready to buy Siemens railcars

Houston Metro's board of directors voted last week to appropriate funds necessary to purchase 19 Siemens light railcars. The first car could be delivered as early as October of 2012, a full year earlier than expected.

Currently, Metro rail ridership is at capacity during rush hour. To date more than 75 million boardings have been recorded, which puts the system four years ahead of schedule, according to Metro.

In September, a railcar procurement with CAF, a Spanish manufacturer, was terminated because Metro's contract was in conflict with Buy America rules. Since then Metro has worked closely with the FTA to make sure it is in line with procurement requirements. This purchase will help get the agency back on track for improving rail service in Houston.

deli.cio.us digg it stumble upon newsvine
[ Request More Info about this product / service / company ]


E-NEWSLETTER

Receive the latest Metro E-Newsletters in your inbox!

Join the Metro E-Newsletters and receive the latest news in your e-mail inbox once a week. SIGN UP NOW!

View the latest eNews
Express Tuesday | Express Thursday | University Transit

White Papers

Mass Transit Capital Planning An overview of the world-class best practices for assessing, prioritizing, and funding capital projects to optimize resources and align with the organization’s most critical immediate and long-term goals.

The Benefits of Door-to-Door Service in ADA Complementary Paratransit Many U.S. transit agencies continue to struggle with the quality of ADA service, the costs, and the difficulties encountered in contracting the service, which is the method of choice for a significant majority of agencies. One of the most basic policy decisions an agency must make involves whether to provide door-to-door, or only curb-to-curb service.

Mass transit mobile Wi-Fi & the public sector case study How Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority successfully implemented Wi-Fi on its light rail and bus lines

More white papers


STORE
METRO Magazine - July 2013

METRO Magazine
Here are the Highlight:
  • Consultant Roundtable
  • Consultant Achievements
  • High-Speed Rail Reaches a Crossroads
    And much more…
  •  
    DIGITAL EDITION

    The full contents of Metro Magazine on your computer! The digital edition is an exact replica of the print magazine with enhanced search, multimedia and hyperlink features. View the current issue