NY To Buy $1.8B Of New Rail Cars For LIRR And Metro-North

Law360, New York (September 19, 2013, 1:52 PM EDT) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that the state will spend nearly $2 billion on hundreds of new rail cars for the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad in an effort to improve New York state’s transit systems. 

The board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has awarded a contract of up to $1.83 billion to Kawasaki Rail Car Inc. to design and construct up to 676 cars for the regional railroads, which it will produce at its Yonkers-based manufacturing facility. The MTA expects up...
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