by Diverging Route
The following ad appears in January 2009 edition of METRO magazine:
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
ORANGE LINE / RED LINE VEHICLE SPECIFICATION CONCEPT REPORT
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is currently developing a specification to be included in a Request for Proposal to supply New Rapid Transit Vehicles for operation on the MBTA's Orange Line and Red Line subway systems.
To begin the process of procuring the best possible vehicles to meet the Authority's needs while maintaining an aggressive delivery schedule, a Vehicle Specification Concept Report has been developed. The goal of the Vehicle Specification Report is to have a clear understanding of the industry's ability to meet the Authority's needs including technical challenges, schedule impacts, alternative approaches, and innovation.
To this end, the Authority is respectfully requesting an industry review of the MBTA Orange Line / Red Line Vehicle Specification Concept Report. It is hoped that feedback in the way of comments and input will be provided by manufacturers, subcontractors, and other industry experts. A successful review will provide the MBTA with the information necessary to finalize a specification that will meet the Authority's needs, while considering technological advances and what is realistically achievable by the industry.
Requests for copies of the MBTA Orange Line / Red Line Vehicle Specification Concept Report and information on timelines and feedback should be made to MBTA Vehicle Engineering by way of email at: [email protected]