It seems to me that we have already done this before, but the TTC insisted on doing it again. Friday February 27, 2009 was the deadline for the contract bids on the TTC order for new streetcars. The initial order is for 204 vehicles. The total order is for more than 600 vehicles, and is worth an estimated $3 billion.
It looks like the bidding has come down to two companies... Bombardier and German-based Siemens. The Bombardier factory is located in Thunder Bay, Ontario. About 300 jobs over ten years, are up for gain or loss.