UTS Expected To Win Silverliner V Bid

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer SEPTA is expected to Approve the $244 Million contract for United Transit Systems to manufacture 104 rail cars. UTS which is made up of Sojitz Corp of America and Rotem Co. of South Korean originally won the contract back in 2004 which led to a legal battle and a rebiddin process. The manufacturing of these cars will take place in South Korea with final assembly at the former Philadelphia Naval. The Silverliner V fleet will consist of 34 Double end cars and 70 single end cars which will operate in 35 married pairs. The first three (3) prototype cars (presumably a Double end car and a Married set) are due in 2008.