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Background: The Costa Rican Railways Institute (Instituto Costarricense de Ferrocarriles – INCOFER) is currently receiving letters of interest from companies that would like to participate in the upcoming concession for the design, construction, and operation of a Fast Passenger Train (FPT) system in the Greater San José Metropolitan Area (GMA). The FPT system seeks to provide public transportation users in the GMA with a passenger diesel/electric train alternative that connects a main East-West transport axis between the cities of Cartago, San José, Heredia and Alajuela. Estimated daily traffic for the project is approximately 100,000 passengers.

INCOFER will accept letters of interest until December 31, 2017. The Government of Costa Rica anticipates that a competitive tender will be released in early 2018.  USTDA encourages interested U.S. companies to review the profile of the project and submit letters of interest at: proyectotrp@incofer.go.cr.

For more information regarding the project, letters of interest, and the upcoming tender, please click the following link: www.incofer.go.cr/proyectos/ or contact Mr. Ricardo Cardona, U.S. Commercial Service San Jose at Ricardo.Cardona@trade.gov.

Letters of Interest Deadline:                        December 31, 2017

Point of Contact:                                           Mr. Ricardo Cardona

                                                                        Commercial Specialist

                                                                        U.S. Commercial Service San Jose