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Article: Los Angeles MTA seeks LRV bids
« on: November 26, 2010, 07:06:22 PM »
From the Railway Gazette click here!

Los Angeles MTA seeks LRV bids

Los Angeles MTA seeks LRV bids
16 November 2010

USA: Los Angeles County MTA has released a request for proposals for 74 light rail vehicles costing $335·4m; delivery would start in late 2013.

The purchase under contract P3010 is described as a ‘best value LRV procurement’ that will include options for additional vehicles as required when future light rail projects are authorised. The base order will be used on the Gold Line Foothill Extension, which is ready to start construction, as well as phase II of the Expo Line and the Crenshaw Corridor route, both of which are expected to be authorised by MTA as early as next year.  

According to a staff report to the MTA board, ‘the best value RFP will use explicit factors to define the relative importance of the evaluation criteria. The criteria will be structured to obtain a reliable and cost-effective vehicle from a proven car builder.’ Tenders will be evaluated against four criteria: experience and past performance; cost; technical compliance; and project management experience. The first two factors are weighted more heavily than the third and fourth.

The current RFP replaces a scrapped deal made in September 2009 with AnsaldoBreda Inc for the supply of 100 LRVs at a cost of $300m, as an option on an earlier contract for 50 cars.

Very impressed, LA is going into light rail big time (as they should ... we know what is coming, don't we?   :-w  )
« Last Edit: December 12, 2010, 07:33:04 AM by ozbob »
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Re: Article: Los Angeles MTA seeks LRV bids
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2010, 07:10:26 PM »
Could it be..., could it be...

Peak MUFFINS is coming!!!  ;D

Another light rail proposal...more muffins please. Brisbane has had far too many false starts.
It is needed, but I wouldn't hold my muffin waiting...
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