Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works has awarded Alstom an approximately $140 million signaling upgrade contract for the Metromover. In addition, Navis is accepting entries for its fourth-annual Inspire Awards program; the deadline is Aug. 20.
Alstom will supply its Cityflo 650 Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) system for the Metromover in Miami, Fla. It will also replace or refurbish the automated people mover’s power distribution system, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) System, guideway switches, and other components.
The Miami-Dade Metromover launched in 1986, and was the first urban application of Westinghouse Automated People Mover technology, which is now part of Alstom’s product portfolio.
“We are pleased to be supporting Miami-Dade County in modernizing the iconic Metromover system, which has been serving area residents and visitors for 35 years, and to be helping the County meet its future mobility requirements,” Alstom Americas President Jérôme Wallut said.
Customers of Navis—a software provider for terminal, vessel and carrier as well as inland freight operators—may now submit entries for the Inspire Awards program. The program will “honor those who are using the broad suite of Navis solutions and services to innovate, optimize and deliver value and positive impact at their facilities and within their communities.”
The award categories include: Digital Transformation; Automation; Sustainability; Collaboration Across Stakeholders in the Cargo Flow; Dynamic Solution in the Pandemic; and Performance and Capacity Optimization.
“Our customers have overcome so many challenges and obstacles this year and have managed to maintain their business and the flow of cargo all over the world through it all,” Navis Chief Strategy Officer Andy Barrons said. “This year, the Inspire Awards will have a whole new meaning as we honor the strength and commitment of our customers, and their consistent ability to innovate to drive change in the industry to make the global supply chain smarter, stronger and more resilient for all.”
Winners will be announced at Navis World 2021, to be held Nov. 1-4 in San Francisco, Calif.