MARTA to Sign Agreement for New Cars

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A southbound MARTA train operates in August 2013. (Photo by Todd DeFeo/The DeFeo Groupe)

ATLANTA – Pending approval by MARTA’s Board of Directors during its Thursday meeting, General Manager/CEO Jeffrey Parker and Stadler US President Martin Ritter are scheduled to sign an agreement for the procurement of 254 new rail cars for the MARTA fleet.

The $646 million agreement is a milestone in the Authority’s capital improvement program, which is aimed at improving performance and enhancing customer experience.
MARTA has procured rail cars three times previously – in 1979, 1985 and 2003.

The Stadler procurement, however, will mark the first time that previously purchased cars have been retired, MARTA officials said.

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