The TTC has released a statement saying there has been yet another delay in the streetcar delivery schedule from Bombardier.
TTC staff was advised yesterday that the public commitment that was made on July 29 that would see 23 new streetcars in Toronto by the end of the year will not be met. 20 of those streetcars were to be available for service but Bombardier now says only 16 will be in service by thje end of the year.
There are currently only 10 new streetcars available for service in Toronto but based on the original contract schedule there should be 67 of 204 new streetcars already in service.
Based on Bombardier’s failure to meet past commitments, the TTC has no confidence in this latest schedule.
TTC CEO Andy Byford has advised TTC Chair Josh Colle and the TTC board of the latest schedule and Byford is recommending that the board now bring forward a deferred staff report to its Oct. 28 meeting regarding future sanctions that may be levied against Bombardier.
TTC staff will also recommend to its board that it commence legal action, or make a claim allowed for already in the contract, of $50 million for late delivery.
The TTC will also seek damages for maintenance and overhaul costs of the existing streetcar fleet; service and customer impact costs, such as supplementing streetcar routes with buses; and TTC staff time that has been expended on this matter, and will continue to be expended.