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The long-term proposed rail car program will purchase 367 new diesel cars to replace the 318 cars with an average of 43 years in increase the number of spare cars by 49.

Service Board:Metra Commuter Rail
Program Category:Rolling Stock
Overall Status:In Progress
Budget Status:Unknown
Schedule Status:On Schedule
Current Activities:Metra has completed final specification in early 2017 and issued an RFP in mid‐2017. Metra decided to reject all bids and to rebid due to low number of bidders. Currently, Metra¿s Mechanical department is drafting a revised specification and expected to submit to procurement. Bids are due by 3rd quarter of CY 2019. This project will extend over multiple years.
Information Updated:July 2019
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