Rail

CAF USA asks FTA to reconsider Houston Metro decision

Posted on September 20, 2010

HOUSTON — CAF USA has formally asked the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to reconsider its decision that the company's $330 million contract with Houston Metro must be canceled in order to preserve federal funding for light-rail expansion in the area, according to the Houston Chronicle. 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.

A joint venture led by CAF USA won a $330 million contract with Houston Metro in 2009 to supply 103 vehicles for the new light-rail lines the transit agency plans to build. For the full story, click here.

 

 

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Metro-North employees commended for saving colleague’s life

Jeff Ballard, a Brewster Yardmaster took his colleague’s pulse and recognized that he was having a heart attack.

Dozens of teens storm BART train, rob passengers

The incident happened at 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the Coliseum Station in Oakland aboard a Dublin/Pleasanton-bound train.

Sunrail explores other modes for proposed airport link

The high cost of heavy commuter rail trains is the reason for the debate.

Alstom delivers first metro cars for additional Panama fleet

Alstom will also upgrade the existing signalling and power supply infrastructure, required to run the extended fleet with five cars per train.

New York MTA expects new subway cars to begin service this year

Originally expected to be delivered in 2014, the first car from manufacturers Bombardier Transportation didn’t arrive in New York until September of last year.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close