Things That Are Dumb: Loco locomotive procurement process - JuniperCivic.com
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Originally published in the December 2019 Juniper Berry Magazine

Things That Are Dumb: Loco locomotive procurement process

All the community wanted was to gather the political will and funding together to replace the old, high-polluting locomotives with the cleanest new locomotives. What we got instead were:

• Two not-the-cleanest prototype locomotives working in the community that were purchased through a corrupt 2013 procurement involving LIRR and its freight rail concessionaire the New York & Atlantic Railway

• LIRR's failure deliver on MTA's promise to buy the cleanest most technologically advanced Tier four switcher locomotives through a real and fair 2018 do-over procurement because of their incapacity and corruption

• Two investigations

December 2019 Juniper Berry Magazine

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