Cincinnati selects CAF vehicles for streetcar project

Posted on April 11, 2012

Rendering of streetcar design proposal. Colors are still to be determined.
Rendering of streetcar design proposal. Colors are still to be determined.
The City of Cincinnati selected CAF USA as the preferred vendor to provide up to five modern streetcar vehicles to the first phase of the Cincinnati Streetcar project.

The streetcar line, which will cover a four-mile loop of in the city's downtown, will cost an estimated $95 million.

The city will now enter into contract negotiations with CAF USA and also begin the federally-required pre-award audit for compliance with federal Buy America regulations.

The vehicles will be assembled at CAF USA's facility in Elmira, N.Y.

The manufacturer was selected through an extensive, federally-compliant procurement process that began with the issuance of a RFP in September 2011. Five vendors submitted proposals by the due date.  

The vehicle offered by CAF USA is conventionally powered with a 100% low-floor design. While the city’s RFP process included the ability for vendors to propose conventionally powered "on-wire" vehicles as well as "off-wire" technology, the "off-wire" technology was higher priced and determined to have limited applicability, given the topography of Cincinnati's first streetcar route, according to a statement from the Mayor's office.

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

More News

Metra prepares for winter weather with switch covers, heaters

Additionally, agency is continuing to repair and replace railcar doors that are prone to fail in winter conditions.

Alstom to supply Citadis trams to Lyon, France

The order, worth over $21 million, represents the exercise of an option on a contract signed in 2011.

XpressWest chosen to build Las Vegas-to-L.A. high-speed rail

The initial phase of the XpressWest project, which will link Las Vegas to Victorville, Calif., will cost $8 billion.

Honolulu mayor urges council to expedite excise tax vote

Federal officials, which were set to award the project $250 million this month, are concerned that the Honolulu City Council has yet to take a final vote on extending the excise tax for five years to help pay for the system.

Alstom delivers 8 more Australian trains

This delivery milestone follows an additional order for a further five X’Trapolis trains announced by the Victorian state government in March 2015, expected to start operating on the network by late 2016.

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



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