November 20, 2018 - by Alison Lampert for Reuters
MONTREAL (Reuters) - Canada's Bombardier Inc (BBDb.TO) is the front-runner to win a New Jersey Transit (NJT) rail car contract, two sources familiar with the matter said, in a boost for the plane-and-train-maker's North American business which has wrestled with delivery delays and has lost orders to rivals.
The order for up to 999 multilevel passenger cars, including options, would be one of the largest contracts in years if most of the options are exercised, one of the sources said.
Chinese state rail company CRRC Corp (601766.SS) was also vying for the contract. NJT ruled out the competing bid from the Chinese company, the sources said, although it was not immediately clear why.
CRRC and NJT did not immediately respond to requests for comment...