M-9 MBE/WBE Outreach

Pursuant to MTA Board approval received on September 18, 2013, Kawasaki Rail Car, Inc. was awarded by the Long Island Rail Road Company on behalf of itself and Metro-North Commuter Railroad Company to design, manufacture, test, and deliver 92 Base Order M-9 Passenger Railcars.

DILAX Systems Inc. is supplying the Automatic Passenger Counting System (APCS) for the M-9 contract.

For this M-9 Contract, MTA Department of Diversity & Civil Rights (DDCR) established a 10% MBE and 10% WBE goal, and DILAX Systems Inc. is requesting proposals for MBE/WBEs certified by Empire State Development, Division of Minority and Women’s Business Development (DMWBD) and listed in the State Directory.

MBE/WBE Areas of interest are as follows:

  • Sheet metal fabrication
  • Component assembly

MBE/WBEs who are interested in participating in the M-9 Project, as a potential subcontractor or supplier should provide the following information via e-mail to DILAX Systems Inc’s president and CEO, Alexander Okapuu ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). Please do not call us.

  • Copy of MBE/WBE Certification issued by DMWBD
  • Company profile
  • List of customers with phone numbers and contact individual
  • Annual sales volumes
  • List of products/services offered