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NYC Transit Board Agenda:
The May 1996 New York City Transit Committee Agenda for the Metropolitan
Transportation Authority Board of Directors contains the following information
Flexible's Financial Woes Causes NYCT to Get 50 New
Buses from Orion Instead
In February 1995 a contract was awarded for the purchase of 50 buses from
Flexible Corp. Flexible has been having financial problems, causing them to
idle their manufacturing operations. NYC Transit and Flexible reached an
agreement, allowing both parties to terminate that contract at no cost. NCYT
now seeks approval to obtain the 50 buses from Orion by modifying an existing
contract. The proposed delivery schedule has the first bus arriving on
8/26/96 and the final one on 9/20/96. The cost would be $237,500 per bus.
New Centralized "Rail Control
NYC Transit is in the process of putting together an Automatic Train
Supervision (ATS) System to modernize the control of the "A"
Subdivision. This will provide for centralized traffic control, real-time
customer information, automatic vehicle identification, train tracking,
computer aided dispatching and computer aided routing.
In 1988 NYCT awarded a contract to the University of Pennsylvania, assisted
by Parsons Brinckerhoff, Quad & Douglas, to conduct a study "to define the
functions and operating methods of control centers; to recommend their
organization and management structure; and to determine the basic physical
features of the centers." This project was completed in 1990.
Rail Transportation Systems was given a contract by NYCT in 1991 to prepare
the system requirements, technical specifications and master plan for the Rail
NYCT is now seeking Board approval to issue a competitive Request for
Proposal for the next phase of work. This work can generally be described to
include the detailed design, furnishing, installing, and testing of the
central hardware and software at the new Rail Control Center to be built by
others at the West 54 Street site, and computer workstations at 25 field
locations which will be connected to the ATS System. ATS must also interface
with other, existing systems such as Power Subdivision's SCADA (Supervisory,
Control, and Data Acquisition) System to provide indication of traction power
status, and the Public Address/Customer Information Sign system to provide for
real time announcements to customers in stations. In addition, the Contractor
will be responsible for providing the architectural treatment of the Control
Center Operating Theater and Computer Room, and alterations to Field
Dispatcher Locations within the areas encompassed under this Contract. The
Contractor will also be responsible for related field work in the area of this
Contract including designing, furnishing and installing a microprocessor based
code control system between relay rooms and the Control Center. The
anticipated cost for this work is expected to range from $100 million to $140
More information on this project can be found in the next paragraph and in
another page I have.
Demolition of the 54 St and 9 Av Bus Depot (to make
way for the Rail Control Center)
NYCT is seeking approval of a contract to demolish the former 54 Street and 9
Av Bus Depot in Manhattan. Removing this structure will make way for the new
Rail Control Center.
New and Refurbished Maintenance Flat Cars
AMF TechnoTransport Inc is to be awarded a $3,168,672 contract to furnish and
deliver 30 flat cars for maintenance purposes. The 24 cars for NYC Transit
will consist of new materials except for refurbished trucks and have a 40 year
life expectancy. The 6 cars for Staten Island Railway will be completely
reconditioned and have a 25 year life expectancy.
Computerized Maintenance Management for
NYC Transit wants the Board to approve a contract to purchase the Datastream
MP2 Computerized Maintenance Management system, including software, licenses,
maintenance and training. This software will automate the Department of Buses
facilities maintenance functions of preventative maintenance, work order
scheduling and tracking of purchase requisitions.
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