Commentary

CRRC and the Passenger Rail Conundrum

Written by David Nahass, Financial Editor
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MBTA Orange and Red Line cars being built by CRRC are three years behind schedule. Many Orange Line cars have been removed from service for problems including a battery explosion, a derailment, loose brake bolts and faulty wiring. In March, MBTA updated its contract, agreeing to pay $148 million more to speed production. CRRC image.

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