Bombardier awarded $36.8 million contract to overhaul MARC III cars

February 8, 2016

Written by  Carolina Worrell, Managing Editor, Railway Age Magazine

In an effort to improve safety, increase reliability and provide passengers with a more comfortable ride, the Maryland Department of Transportation’s Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) has awarded a $36.8 million contract to Bombardier Transportation to overhaul 63 MARC III bi-level commuter rail cars, MTA announced Feb. 4, 2016.Website Insert Start Here copy

“MTA’s MARC train plays a vital role in connecting people from all parts of Maryland to jobs in our nation’s capital every weekday, and our popular weekend Penn Line service between Baltimore and Washington continues to grow,” said MTA Administrator and CEO Paul Comfort. “MTA is committed to providing safe, efficient and reliable transit with world-class customer service. Overhauling our MARC III cars is a cost-effective way to improve the safety and reliability of our fleet so we can deliver on those goals to the thousands of commuters, businesses and tourists that depend on MARC Train service every day.”

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