Monday, June 14, 2010

More Bombardier streetcars for T-Dot

The news keeps getting better for Bombardier. The provincially run Metrolinx is ordering more streetcars for Toronto that will be built at the local plant. Transportion Minister Kathleen Wynne made the official announcement to the employees today saying Metrolinx and Bombardier signed a contract worth 770 million dollars for the construction of 182 vehicles with an option for 118 more. The contract will give the plant about 10 more years of work and over 200 more jobs. Pictured: Sitting left to right, Metrolinx President Robert Prichard, Transportation Minister Kathleen Wynne and Bombardier Transporation's North American President Raymond Bachant. Standing, MPP's Bill Mauro and Michael Gravelle.