Capital Metro to Contract with New Rail Provider for MetroRail

Capital Metro terminated its rail contract with Veolia today, but is expected to award a new contract with another rail provider this afternoon. Here is the text of the news release.

Capital Metro Terminates Rail Contract with Veolia
Board will vote on new passenger and freight rail contracts this afternoon

December 9, 2009

Austin, Texas – Capital Metro terminated its rail operations and maintenance contract with Veolia Transportation today. At this afternoon’s Board of Directors Work Session and Board Meeting, staff will present for approval two new contracts:

1) Herzog Transit Services, Inc. for MetroRail operations and rail maintenance
2) Watco Companies, Inc. for freight rail operations

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