Monday, July 14, 2014

Amtrak RFI ponders Tier 4 locomotive order

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Amtrak has issued a request for information concerning 15 new Tier 4 diesel-electric locomotives, as well as one diesel switch yard locomotive.

Amtrak RFI X-061-4184-001, issued earlier this month, seeks a response by July 28, 2014. Amtrak said the RFI has been issued "in Conjunction with Amtrak's application to the Carl Moyer Program Grant Program."

"If interested, please notify Contracting Agent by no later than 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 16, 2014," Amtrak added, listing Joanne Rocha as the agent.

Tier 4 ultra-low emissions standards set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) begin taking effect Jan. 1, 2015.