Why Connecticut Pays Double For $315M Rail Cars

CTDOT Offers No Answer

“Asked Why Connecticut Pays Double for $315M Rail Cars, CTDOT Offers No Answer” mentions Transportation and Land Use Fellow Alon Levy: “The new rail cars for the Hartford Line and New Haven Line branches, if you ask the Connecticut Department of Transportation, are delivering the amenities that customers want. But if you ask Alon Levy what stood out about the deal, it was the price tag: $315 million for 60 un-powered coach cars built by Alstom. ...At a cost of $5.25 million per 25-meter car, the un-powered coaches are about twice the cost of electric powered cars in Europe, said Levy.”

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