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Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) has announced that it has awarded Stadler US Inc. a maintenance contract to maintain both the FLIRT vehicles and the Equipment Maintenance Facility (EMF) for a 15-year service period.
This is in addition to the contract awarded in June 2019, to build the FLIRT vehicles and design the EMF facility
This is the first maintenance contract in the US for Stadler.
The DART Board of Directors approved a 112 million US dollar contract to Stadler.
What did the officials say?
Tim McKay, DART EVP, Growth/ Regional Development said:
Stadler has been a trusted partner and advisor as we develop the future 26-mile DART Silver Line project. Stadler and DART share a focus on innovation and quality that ensures our customers will have a safe and dependable ride.
Martin Ritter, CEO of Stadler US, said:
This is an important step for the future of Stadler in the US. Not only are we looking forward to continuing this partnership with DART, but we are also confident that we can provide cutting-edge technology, paired with excellent service to DART’s customers together.
Jürg Gygax, Executive Vice President Division Service, said:
Stadler is looking forward to this 15-year partnership with DART and will ensure the highest availability from day 1. For the Stadler maintenance division, this is a very important milestone, to win this contract in the United States. We see this as an excellent base for future growth in the US.
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