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Old 05-29-2015, 02:48 PM   #1
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Default Reading & Northern vs. Delaware Lackawana

Looks like the Reading & Northern (RBMN) will continue to pursue avenues to force the local rail authority to put the Delaware Lackawana's (DL) operating contract out for bid. It is quite peculiar the contract was non-competitively renewed. This is typically done when a contractor is uniquely qualified to perform the service (that is, no one else is qualified), and we all know there are a large number of companies qualified and willing to perform shortline railroad services.

There are plenty of tools you can use to keep a desired contractor, but simply keeping someone because you're happy with the service is not an option. RBMN may well win this one and force a competitive bid.
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