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 award a contract for the operation of its commuter trains and the maintenance of its entire commuter railway rolling stock fleet. Other related services will also be included in this contract, including the maintenance of support equipment and the cleaning maintenance of its rolling stock fleet.
The AMT plans to award the contract in the fall of 2016, thus giving the new supplier an adequate mobilization period before it begins its service offering. The AMT is confident that the legislative process begun 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]