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NJT to authorize purchase of 10 more ALP45DP dual mode locomotives and 100 more Multilevel coaches

Posted by trainsarefun on Sun Jul 11 23:15:32 2010

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Here are the agenda items for this Wednesday's board meeting:

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DUAL-POWERED PASSENGER LOCOMOTIVES: PURCHASE OF 10 OPTION PASSENGER LOCOMOTIVES AND CONTRACT AMENDMENT FOR CONSULTANT SERVICES FOR ENGINEERING ASSISTANCE

The NJ TRANSIT fleet plan provides for replacing the aging diesel locomotives with dual-powered locomotives. The purchase of 10 additional Dual-Powered Locomotives and spare parts will also serve NJ TRANSIT's eventual one-seat, direct rail service to New York City.

The locomotives purchased by this option will be identical to the base order of 26 locomotives now in the design phase of the project. Currently, 37 percent of the NJ TRANSIT commuter rail system is not electrified. The purchase of the dual-powered locomotives is a cost-effective solution for operating in both electrified and non-electrified territory. The dual-powered locomotives will provide the flexibility to operate throughout the entire system as needed.

Authorization is requested to exercise an option under the existing contract (No. 07-062) with Bombardier Transit Corporation of Bensalem, Pennsylvania, for the purchase of 10 option dual-powered locomotives, including spare parts, at a cost not to exceed $78,849,571 plus five percent for contingencies, for a total contract authorization of $408,209,487, subject to the availability of funds.

Authorization is requested to amend the professional services contract (No. 05-098) with STV, Incorporated of New York, New York, for engineering assistance with the manufacture of the 10 option dual-powered locomotives at a cost not to exceed $330,000, plus five percent for contingencies, for a total authorization of $13,804,350, subject to the availability of funds.


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CONTRACT TO PURCHASE 100 MULTILEVEL PASSENGER VEHICLES AND CONTRACT FOR CONSULTANT SERVICES FOR ENGINEERING ASSISTANCE

The purchase of 100 Multilevel push-pull rail cars and spare parts will continue the replacement of NJ TRANSIT's aging passenger car fleet with Multilevel cars. These vehicles will be designed and equipped with 2/2 fixed seating, indirect lighting, wide aisles and large vestibule areas to provide ease of boarding and de-boarding with increased passenger comfort, as well as provide for increased system capacity without the immediate need to increase platform lengths. The cars will be designed to be fully capable of operating on all NJ TRANSIT lines, including the new ARC tunnel, and will be compatible with NJ TRANSIT's current fleet of push-pull vehicles, locomotives and all of NJ TRANSIT's infrastructure, facilities and stations. The procurement is structured for a base order of 100 cars with options to allow for further replacement of NJ TRANSIT's older vehicles and to accommodate potential future ridership demands.

NJ TRANSIT also requires engineering assistance during the Multilevel car manufacture to ensure a high level of quality through the production, testing and warranty phases of the procurement. LTK Engineering Services was selected after a competitive procurement process to provide engineering, quality assurance, testing, and project management services.

Authorization is requested to contract (No. 09-067) with Bombardier Transportation of Bensalem, Pennsylvania, for the purchase of 100 Multilevel push-pull rail cars and spare parts at a cost not to exceed $279,561,900, plus five percent for contingencies, for a total contract authorization of $293,539,995, subject to the availability of funds.

Authorization is requested to contract (No. 09-068) with LTK Engineering Services of Ambler, Pennsylvania, for engineering, quality assurance, testing, and project management services for the manufacture of the 100 Multilevel push-pull rail cars at a cost not to exceed $9,215,342, plus five percent for contingencies, for a total contract authorization of $9,676,110, subject to the availability of funds.

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