Cincinnati Gears for Streetcar Project
By: Leon Castles
on Thursday, April 12, 2012
Every city needs better transportation facility that can provide better transport facilities to the business community and Cincinnati is already gearing for that now. While some people are interested in the Gateway Station project, some are looking forward to the streetcar project that the city authorities are working into. Finally, Cincinnati Mayor, Mark Mallory has announced that the city has selected CAF USA Inc as for providing the streetcar vehicles that will initiate the streetcar project. The mayor announced that the CAF USA will be the preferred vendor that will provide five streetcars initially for the project.
The mayor also announced that the city will enter the agreement with the CAF USA which will be the next step ahead and they will announced it once they have closed the deal. However, it was announced that the city authorities will look into various aspects that is required for the streetcar project and therefore before awarding the contract the authorities will make sure that the company complies with all the requirements that is mentioned in the Buy America regulations. It was also announced that 60% of the materials used to make the streetcar must be made from domestic content and the final assembly will happen in the United States only.
CAF is based in Spain but they have already provided trains and light rail vehicles for many other cities like Sacramento, Pittsburgh, Houston and many other. CAF said that they will make the new streetcars for the city at their USA facility which is located in Elmira, New York.