MAXIMIZING THE BENEFITS OF YOUR SECOND LRV PROCUREMENT FOR YOUR ESTABLISHED OPERATION

The MetroLink system in St. Louis, Missouri has enjoyed ridership levels far above those projected at the time the system opened in 1993. The volume of ridership has reached the point that the system could not offer more effective service without purchasing additional light rail vehicles (LRVs). The original intent was to effectively purchase 10 replicas of the original fleet, but that soon proved unrealistic as the amount of technological improvements in the industry and changes in sub-supplier product lines made this goal unattainable. This paper explores the procurement of additional LRVs from both technological and project management points of view, as Bi-State attempted to reconcile technological improvements for both the new and old LRV fleets.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 382-386
  • Monograph Title: RAIL TRANSIT CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00796142
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 5 2000 12:00AM