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MAY 2013

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classifieds EMPLOYMENT • PRODUCTS • BUSES FOR SALE New York City Transit R211 - New Generation of Subway Cars Purpose: New York City Transit (NYC Transit) is developing its new subway car technical specification in preparation for the purchase of over 752 75ft cars. The project will be called the R211. The purpose of this announcement is to inform car manufacturers in the heavy rail metro market of NYC Transit's intent to buy the new cars, share the anticipated procurement schedule, the technical features that are being considered, as well as gauge the market's interest. Interested parties must have experience manufacturing heavy rail metro cars into which crash energy management is incorporated. Background: The NYC Transit subway system is one of the most demanding environments for transit vehicles in the world. The basic system is more than 100 years old, includes both underground and elevated structures and, with the provision of 24-hour service, the scheduling of system maintenance is constrained. Additionally, the subway cars encounter tight radius curves, elevated structures with load limits and limited time for routine maintenance. Customer loads are extremely high, meaning trains are heavily loaded, and run with high frequency. As a result, the physical and customer environment in which the cars operate is very demanding on equipment. Procurement Schedule: NYC Transit is currently evaluating the conceptual design of the R211 car, and will be evaluating technology options as described below. NYC Transit is developing the technical specifications during the next 18 months. The Request for Proposals is anticipated to be advertised in late 2014 with a contract award in late 2015. Configuration and Features: NYC Transit is currently evaluating train and car configuration options for the R211 fleet. Some technologies and features which are being considered for the R211 include: • Alternate vehicle configurations such as open gangways between cars • Open architecture for train networks and communications • Maintenance and operating efficiencies such as wireless data transfer to/from the train • Enhanced Customer Amenities • Lightweight materials • Compatibility with planned and potential system upgrades (Communications-based Train Control, Platform Screen Doors). How to Express Interest in the Procurement: Any interested party should contact Marian Murray, Assistant Chief Procurement Officer via phone at 646 252 6040 or via e-mail at, no later than June 14, 2013, to schedule a meeting to discuss its interest in the project. ENGINE OIL DRAIN VALVE DRAIN YOUR ENGINE OIL WITH THE TOUCH OIL WITH FINGER OF A THE TOUCH Available at Kenworth, OF A FINGER Peterbilt, Freightliner dealers WWW.FumotoUSA/.com Fumoto Engineering of America (425)-869-7771 New York City Transit HIGH AMP ALTERNATORS Advertise with Metro Magazine Whether your marketing objectives are brand awareness, lead generation, driving traffic to your website or selling more products/services, Metro Magazine - in print and online - DELIVERS RESULTS. The oldest and largest magazine entirely devoted to public transportation! PRINT CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING Reach 20,500 decision makers with your classified ad including: public bus systems, private/specialty/tour & charter bus companies, public multi-modal systems, rail transit; local, regional, state, provincial, and federal government. Our audience is active, loyal, and engaged. Your ad will have additional exposure in the digital edition of our print magazine which is created with "flipbook technology," which allows our readers to turn pages as naturally as a print magazine. The colors are bright, the contrast is excellent, and the feedback on your advertising can be instantaneous. For more information please call Donna Stewart at (405) 260-1678 or email K.E.I. Products, High-Amperage Alternators. 200 - 450 amp alternators for School, Shuttle - Transit Buses, plus Fire & Ambulance. Retrofit your existing vehicles or specify K.E.I. alternators to replace your inventory. For more information contact: Sales @ 1.214.630.3820 or 1.318.765.6855 Email Web-Site * Made in the USA * SMALL AD BUDGET? Metro Magazine Classifieds can help! MAY 2013 mETRO mAGAZINE > 91

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