Jun 15, 2008

Metrolinx To Partner With Municipalities

Thanks to the Ministry of Transportation (MTO), in the past, there has been a joint purchase of new buses for municipalities. Originally, this involved six municipalities: Barrie, Burlington, Durham Region, London, Windsor and York Region. It was later increased to eight municipalities. They saved tax payers on average of $15,000 per bus.

Metrolinx, will be taking over the program for 2008. The procurement started by the MTO, now involves seven transit systems; Burlington, York Region, Durham Region, Barrie, London, North Bay, and Orillia. A further eight Transit systems have expressed interest in joining.

The bids include...

1. Conventional 9-metre (30ft) low-floor urban diesel transit bus(es);
2. Conventional 12-metre (40ft) low-floor urban diesel transit bus(es); and
3. 12-metre (40ft) low-floor urban diesel-electric hybrid transit bus(es).

The bid submission deadline will be, 11:00:00 a.m. June 20, 2008 Toronto time. Read more here.


David Harrison said...

Andy, the program includes 30 foot buses this time around. DRT expects to order two for flag bus service in each of 2009/10.

Andy said...

Thanks David. I have made the correction to the post.