Security and Safety

WMATA, Sacramento RT tap Harsco's Protran unit for track worker safety

Posted on September 20, 2017

Harsco Corp.’s Protran Technology unit, part of the Harsco Rail division, announced new orders from the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) and Calif.’s Sacramento Regional Transit District (RT) to install enhanced safety systems that alert railway track workers on the ground before trains enter their work zones. The orders are scheduled for delivery through the end of this year.

The installations will include Protran’s Enhanced Employee Protection System, the first of its kind in the railway safety industry to incorporate three-way communication among track workers, train operators, and dispatchers in the central office. With the Protran system, all three parties are automatically alerted when a train is approaching a designated work zone, giving workers as well as train operators an added layer of accident protection not found in other systems.

These latest orders from WMATA and RT join a growing list of customers nationwide — including some 25 metropolitan transit networks — who have selected Protran safety equipment for their track workers as well as vehicle fleets.

“We’re excited to be leading our industry with products that protect personal safety,” said Jim Resio, sr. director, Protran Technology. “Our mission is to develop and deploy best in class technology that can help keep potential accidents from happening.”

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Fla.'s PSTA completes installation of driver safety shields

A total of 202 buses are now equipped with the protective barriers.

Local distillery supplies hand sanitizer to GRTC

More than 100 gallons of liquid sanitizer were picked up from Reservoir Distillery, helping GRTC staff reporting to headquarters maintain proper personal hygiene practices.

New York MTA to distribute 75K masks to frontline workers

Personal protective equipment, including masks, continues to be mandatory for certain positions and duties across the agency and will continue to be provided in these instances.

GM partners to mass produce critical care ventilators

Across all manufacturers, there is a global backorder of critical care ventilators capable of supporting patients fighting COVID-19.

Americans turn away from public transit as direct result of COVID-19

Public opinion poll among 1,000 Americans found that 48% feel that riding public transit poses a high health risk due to the virus.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation