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Re: Valley Metro - Should RPTA and Tempe divisions consolidate?

Posted by ABQ RIDE on Mon Mar 19 18:37:49 2012, in response to Re: Valley Metro - Should RPTA and Tempe divisions consolidate?, posted by T8H5307N on Mon Mar 12 23:04:25 2012.

Well, the strike is over. Lets see what happens.

What will also be interesting is future bus orders. Tempe is already replacing most of their NABI XX-LFW fleet with new C40LFRs and DE60LFRs. RPTA, on the other hand, is still looking for a replacement for the Nova LFS fleet.

It seems that in the past year, Gillig has been winning a lot of orders, as many TAs are resorting to simply awarding contracts to the lowest bidder, rather than going with the most compliant bidder. An RPTA order would be a big win for Gillig. Interestingly, most Arizona TAs outside of the Phoenix area are loyal Gillig customers, including Sun Tran in Tucson and Mountain Line in Flagstaff.

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