South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA) has awarded a contract, worth approximately $40 million, to Wabtec Corporation for the design, installation, test and commission of Positive Train Control (PTC). SFRTA operates the Tri-Rail commuter rail service.
Wabtec will provide SFRTA with 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. Complete installation of the system is expected by the end of 2018.
“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 CEO. "We are continuing to invest worldwide in this important segment of our business.”
SFRTA’s Tri-Rail operates more than 70 miles of track along the east coast of Florida between Mangonia Park and the Miami Intermodal Center. The new PTC system will be fully interoperable with systems used by all Class I railroads.