SFRTA awards $40 million contract to Wabtec Corporation
Posted: 2 June 2017 | | No comments yet
Wabtec Corporation has signed a contract to install Positive Train Control (PTC) for the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority.
Tri-Rail's current design.
Wabtec Corporation has signed a contract worth around $40 million to design, install, test and commission Positive Train Control (PTC) for the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA), which operates the Tri-Rail commuter rail service.
Tri-Rail operates over 70 miles of track along the east coast of Florida between Mangonia Park and the Miami Intermodal Center and SFRTA’s PTC system will be fully interoperable with the system being implemented by all Class 1 railroads.
Under the contract, Wabtec will provide its Interoperable Electronic Train Management System (I-ETMS®) equipment for 42 locomotives and cab cars; a back-office server; wayside communications and signals; a dispatch system; training; and system integration.
“We are continuing to invest worldwide in this important segment of our business”
“The scope of our work on this project demonstrates the wide-ranging roles that Wabtec can play in the implementation of PTC for our customers,” said Raymond T. Betler, Wabtec’s president and chief executive officer. “We are continuing to invest worldwide in this important segment of our business.”
Installation is expected to be completed by the end of 2018.