MBTA awards PTC contract to Ansaldo STS/VHB Team

Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief
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VHB has been named the local lead signal design consultant to work as part of the Ansaldo STS team on a Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority $338 million project to equip the Boston commuter rail network with Positive Train Control (PTC). Ansaldo STS is a Hitachi Group company.

The Ansaldo STS team will undertake the surveying of the existing signal system, signal design and contractor installation support, systems integration, commissioning, technical support and documentation. VHB’s work will encompass all 14 commuter rail lines and more than 400 route-miles that operate in multiple states and portions of the Northeast Corridor (NEC) in Massachusetts.

“State and local governments recognize that transportation is essential to the nation’s economic growth and development. Our involvement in this important project further represents VHB’s commitment to advanced technology in transportation and improving mobility in public transportation,” states Terry Byrne, VHB’s Transit and Rail Systems Director. ”VHB is proud to have been selected to lead major parts of this project for the MBTA.”

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