USA: Connecticut Department of Transportation has awarded NRE a five-year contract to modernise and extend the operating lives of six EMD GP40-2H diesel locomotives dating from the 1970s which are used on commuter services.
NRE said it would be able to produce 90% of the content in-house. Marketing Director Brandon Bullard said NRE intends to ‘more aggressively pursue transit system contracts’ as it grows and expands its capacity and capabilities. ‘This contract is only the tip of the iceberg of where we’re headed in the transit industry’, he said.
NRE President & CEO Steven L Beal said winning the contract ‘shows that our move towards vertical integration gives us a true competitive advantage on quality, price and delivery.’