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MARTA selects Alstom for signaling

Posted on January 24, 2011

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) signed a contract with Alstom Signaling Inc. to update its aging train control and rail safety systems, which MARTA hopes will significantly improving rail service delivery for its customers while also dramatically improving operational efficiency and overall productivity.

Alstom was selected after a rigorous competitive bid process to implement a seamlessly integrated operational platform that will direct train movement, control traction power, and monitor station and other auxiliary functions. The project will also include major business process re-engineering to maximize the value of the technology.

The $116.99 million project, which will be funded from MARTA's capital budget, will take approximately five years to complete. The contract also includes a provision for two, five-year contract options for Alstom to sustain and maintain the investment for up to 10 additional years, bringing the total contract value to $142.9 million.

The project will also give MARTA the ability to implement current and pending recommendations that have been made by the National Transportation Safety Board.

 

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