Together, Stadler and RGPC are now contracted to provide all services to DCTA, including train operations and dispatch, maintenance of equipment and facilities, maintenance of way, signals, and communication. According to the contract, RGPC is the prime contractor in the agreement with Stadler providing the vehicle maintenance portion.
The contract is a nine-year, fixed-price agreement with five years left and a five year extension option for DCTA. Also included in the contract are six management-level employees, 14 engineers and conductors, who are now all part of RGPC, and 12 mechanical and support employees who are joining the Stadler team.
This is Stadler’s second maintenance contract in the U.S., following its maintenance contract with DART in the Dallas area. Up until now, the previous contractor had been handling operations and maintenance of the 11 Stadler GTW diesel multiple unit trains.