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News Alert: ONR to bid on $75-million Go Transit job, city to lend assistance

Nugget Staff

Friday, January 30, 2004 - 10:00

Local News - Ontario Northland Railway will bid on a $75-million job to refurbish Ontario's Go Transit cars and the city plans to help with the process, Coun. Dave Mendicino announced Friday.

"Today, city council toured the ONR facilities, as we believe they are a major employer and it is important for us to understand what it is they do," he said.

"We learned that they will be bidding on a $75-million job to refurbish Ontario's Go Transit cars. While the city has been asked to forward letters of support and asked to urge our MPP to join the fight to win this contract, city council feels we can do much more," Mendicino said at the ONR shops.

Ontario Northland has agreed to let the city see the bid and the city will assemble a team of business experts to review it — Dorothy Clark will the head the team with Carl Crewson, Norm McLeod and Max Shapiro, all members of the North Bay and District Chamber of Commerce.

If successful, the contract would provide up to five years of full-capacity work at the ONR shops.

For more on this story, see Saturday's Nugget.

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