The study/program was directed to consideratrion of procurement and operation issues which could affect the total cost of ownership for the METRA BiLevel Cars which are planned for purchase in the near future. The issues addressed were organized in two parts: 1) Technical items such as car definition, car specifications, car cost projections, car procurement breakdown structure, standardization, off-the-shelf hardware, energy savings, and handicapped accesssibility requirements; 2) Non-technical items, including contract terms and conditions, project management, contract types, order size, Chicago area assembly, financing alternatives, life-cycle costing, reliability and maintainability with many of the above discussed in detail with existing rail car builders. Selected comments were incorporated in the study findings.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Metropolitan Rail (METRA)

    547 West Jackson Boulevard
    Chicago, IL  United States  60661

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1991-5

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 209 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00610947
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-IL-08-7001-91-1
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1991 12:00AM