A new grant will be used to give the MARC train’s rail cars an upgrade.
A press release states MTA awarded a $36.8 million contract to Bombardier Transportation to overhaul 63 cars. The renovations are taking place on the Baltimore to DC commuter train’s bi-level cars.
The idea is to provide passengers a safer and more comfortable ride, MTA CEO Paul Comfort said in a statement.
“MTA is committed to providing safe, efficient and reliable transit with world-class customer service,” he said. “Overhauling our MARC III cars is a cost-effective way to improve the safety and reliability of our fleet so we can deliver on those goals to the thousands of commuters, businesses and tourists that depend on MARC Train service every day.”
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