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South Florida RTA contracts Bombardier for vehicle maintenance services

The South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA) recently awarded Bombardier Transportation an $84 million, seven-year contract to provide commuter-rail vehicle maintenance services.

Bombardier will design and implement a life-cycle maintenance program for SFRTA’s fleet, including locomotives, self-propelled vehicles and Bombardier-built bi-level coaches. The company also will provide preventive and corrective maintenance services, complete scheduled vehicle and component overhauls, manage materials and create a maintenance management information system.

The contract includes an option for a three-year extension, which, if exercised, would increase the deal’s value to $122 million. SFRTA — which operates a 72-mile Miami-to-West Palm Beach, Fla., corridor — will transition its maintenance operation to Bombardier by July 1.

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