MTA's Board of Directors on March 28 gave its approval to the prospective purchase.
The new cars will be built at Bombardier's fully integrated manufacturing plant in Plattsburgh, N.Y., and will incorporate state-of-the-art technolog, including MITRAC propulsion equipment with new, energy-efficient inverters, the company said. The cars' onboard systems will be integrated by Bombardier's industry-leading MITRAC train control and management system with Internet protocol technology. The propulsion and control equipment will be supplied by Bombardier's Propulsion and Controls business unit in Pittsburgh.
Delivery of 10 pilot cars is scheduled to take place in the third quarter of 2014, followed by delivery of the remaining production series cars between mid-2015 and early 2017.