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Florida DOT awards $195 million SunRail contract to Bombardier


The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has awarded a 10-year, $195 million contract to Bombardier Technology to provide operation and maintenance services for the Central Florida Commuter Rail Transit project, also known as SunRail.

Bombardier's work will include operations, dispatching, fleet and track maintenance, customer service, station platform and facility maintenance, and material supply.

The company will assume the operations and maintenance responsibilities in spring 2014. Also, the SunRail fleet will include 20 Bombardier bi-level commuter-rail cars that will be delivered this spring.

"We are proud to be part of this very important expansion of public transit in Central Florida, which will increase people's mobility, provide a regional transportation alternative to Central Florida's congested roads, and will benefit the regional economy," said Bombardier Transportation North America President Raymond Bachant in a press release.

FDOT is advancing SunRail, a commuter-rail line that will run along a 61-mile stretch of existing freight-rail tracks in a four-county area in central Florida. The 31-mile first phase will serve 12 stations, linking DeBary and Orlando.