Mass Transit Magazine: DCTA announces new A-Train operations and maintenance contractor

Rio Grande Pacific (RGPC) was awarded a contract for the management of the Denton County Transportation Authority’s (DCTA) A-Train operations and maintenance following board approval. RGPC will provide operations and maintenance of tracks, signaling, dispatching and communications. RGPC has retained Stadler U.S. Inc. to maintain the rolling stock. DCTA’s A-train is a 21-mile commuter line linking Denton communities to the full Dallas transit system. “We’re looking forward to our partnership with Rio Grande Pacific for the management of our A-train rail operations and maintenance, which will enable us to continue providing quality passenger-focused rail service for the many communities we serve,” DCTA Deputy CEO Kristina Holcomb said. Robert Bach, president of RGPC, expressed his enthusiasm about entering a contract with Stadler. “This relationship with Stadler U.S. Inc. will assist RGPC in providing a premium level service to DCTA which will be a model for both companies as we look to the future in commuter rail industry,” Bach said. Read the full press release here.