Board Delays Action On $205M Contract For Train

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Board of Public Works has postponed a vote on a $205 million contract with a Canadian-based company to run two MARC commuter train lines.

The board had been scheduled to vote on the contract at its Wednesday meeting. It has moved a potential vote until its next meeting in two weeks to provide more time for discussion.

The board is looking to award the nearly six-year contract to Bombardier Transportation Services to run the Camden and Brunswick lines.

Keolis Rail Services America, a majority of which is owned by the French railroad SNCF, had bid on the contract as well.

The French railroad has been criticized by Holocaust survivors for failing to fully disclose records relating to its role in transporting victims during World War II.

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