The regional transit agency Metrolinx is cutting in half a $770-million vehicle deal with Bombardier Transportation for the Toronto area, The Globe and Mail has learned, drawing a line under a long-running dispute between the two parties. Bombardier had originally contracted to produce 182 vehicles, with about two-fifths going to the now-under-construction Eglinton Crosstown light-rail line and the remainder earmarked for other projects. Under the terms of the new deal, Metrolinx would use ...
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