L.B. Foster Co. has won a $2.7-million contract to supply rail fasteners, trackwork and new rail to the Allegheny County Port Authority Light Rail System's 1.2-mile North Shore Connector. The new light rail corridor will utilize two bored tunnels beneath the Allegheny River to connect Pittsburgh’s city center (Gateway Subway Station) with North Shore neighborhoods.
“Our transit products team is providing field-proven L.B. Foster direct fixation fasteners and special trackwork to the contractor, Delta Railroad Construction, for this important project,” said Ben Leidy, Pittsburgh Rail Sales Representative with locally headquartered L.B. Foster Company.
Final delivery of L.B. Foster materials is scheduled for late 2010 and LRT service is scheduled to begin in 2011.