MONTRÉAL, Dec. 17, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) is announcing that it is launching an international call for tenders process to acquire new commuter train cars. This acquisition will enable the AMT to expand its rolling stock fleet and meet future needs, be they for maintenance or to eventually add new cars to its network.
The AMT plans to award the contract in the summer of 2016 and receive the first car in the spring or summer of 2018. The AMT is confident that the recently undertaken legislative process to change public transport governance in Greater Montréal will not affect the process for awarding this contract.
In its current form, Bill 76, which would amend the organization and governance of public transport in Greater Montréal, calls for the transfer of the AMT's rights and obligations to the organizations that will succeed it. As such, the continuity of this contract should be ensured.
The Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) is a government agency with a metropolitan vocation whose mission is to expand and plan public transit services in order to improve commuting efficiency in the Greater Montréal Area. The AMT operates 6 commuter train lines, 61 stations, 1 metropolitan express bus line, 71 park-and-ride lots, 16 metropolitan terminals and nearly 95 km of reserved lanes. Annual commuter train ridership is over 17.5 million trips, ranking the Montréal region sixth in North America. In 2014, the AMT had the best punctuality rate of all passenger carriers in North America: 96.6%. For more information, visit amt.qc.ca/en.
SOURCE Agence métropolitaine de transport
For further information: Media Contact: Fanie Clément St-Pierre, Advisor - Media Relations, Agence métropolitaine de transport, Tel.: 514 287-2464, extension 4143, [email protected]