Monday, April 28, 2014

Ansaldo STS taps Protran Technology

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Protran Technology said Monday, April 28, 2014, it has landed a contract from Ansaldo STS "to provide the Protracker Roadway Worker Protection System (PWPS) on over 500 railcars." The amount of the contract was not disclosed.

Protran said its RWPS "can be integrated with Positive Train Control (PTC) to help meet the obligation of the Rail Safety Improvement Act, which requires PTC to prevent 'injuries to workers as the result of unauthorized incursions by train into a work zone.'"

Working with the PTC, the Protran system can advise Operation Control Centers, in real-time, the location of all track workers wearing Protran's Personal Alert Device (PAD), Protran said. PRWS also meets all the requirements of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) urgent unanimous recommendation (R-13-39 and 40).