The agency is already making test runs on the north line, ahead of schedule. You can start riding that line the week before Christmas.
The bad news -- and it's pretty bad -- 39 rail cars METRO bought are way behind schedule, and there's no certain date when they will arrive.
At a meeting Monday morning, METRO's interim CEO Tom Lambert said the car hasn't passed needed tests.
"Until we get a definitive, clear expectation and signoff that all the tests have been made, whatever schedule they're giving us is not the right schedule," Lambert said.
You are paying a Spanish company $150 million to make the cars. The first one was supposed to be here in July. Then it slipped to November. Now propulsion issues and a failed leak test are forcing METRO to say there is no scheduled date for delivery.
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