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Toronto transit projects
(03-21-2017, 07:09 PM)Canard Wrote: Sure - slim to none.  Bombardier's legal team demolished Metrolinx.  They haven't got a leg to stand on.

Neither party is blameless in this.  It takes two to tango, Metrolinx for delaying their openings (partially encouraged by the circus at Toronto City Hall), but Bombardier has delayed as well and their delivery of the Outlooks for the TTC has shown quality issues.

That isn't to say that Metrolinx hasn't been childish about the whole thing - they likely deserve to get a good kick to the head for their behaviour, but the judge will need to take all actions by both parties into account in the verdict.
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Please tell me about the Outlook quality issues?
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Some light reading: http://urbantoronto.ca/forum/threads/ttc...dier.3263/
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Well aware of the thread, thanks - curious what exactly the quality issues are on vehicles which are now in service? Byford et all have said time and time again that they're fantastic vehicles and are very reliable.

Pretty good overview of Tuesday's court hearing here:

http://www.citynews.ca/2017/03/21/metrol...-contract/
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The judge ruled in favour of Bombardier!

https://www.scribd.com/document/34564898...r-Decision
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Yes the judge ruled in favour of Bombardier in that Metrolinx can't get out of and end the contract under the current circumstances, but the judge didn't say Bombardier was or was not in default (breach) of contract, only that the dispute resolution process in the contract and agreed upon by both parties was not followed properly.

As far as I understand, the dispute resolution board/process could still find that the terms of the contract have not been met to date.
Everyone move to the back of the bus and we all get home faster.
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Correct. But Metrolinx needs to follow the dispute resolution process and cannot unilaterally (and quickly) terminate the contract.
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