WILMERDING, Pa. (AP) -- Wabtec Corp. won a $95 million deal to build 26 trains for the Maryland regional commuter system, the manufacturer said Monday.
The Maryland Area Regional Commuter train system placed an order with Wabtec for 26 MPXpress commuter trains to be used on the MARC commuter rail service. MARC, with more than 30,000 daily riders, shuttles commuters on three lines, most notably between Baltimore's Penn Station and Washington's Union Station.
The trains will be built in Boise, Idaho, and delivered this year and next.
The MPXpress model, launched in 2002 by Wabtec's subsidiary Motive Power Inc., is a passenger train meeting stricter emissions standards than other trains.
Known as Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp., Wabtec books about $1.5 billion in annual sales.
In the past year, Wabtec has announced MPXpress orders from the Utah Transit Authority, the Southern California Regional Rail Authority, the Metropolitan Council in Minnesota, and the Mid-Regional Council of Governments in New Mexico.