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Protecting Track Workers With New Technology
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At the 2017 APTA Rail Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, a session focused on technology and safety provided insight about how technology is changing to be a more applicable tool.
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority spotlighted the issue of keeping track workers safe. The Federal Transit Administration granted MARTA and Bombardier Transportation a partnership to deploy the TrackSafe technologyand since the deployment they've seen positive results.
"TrackSafe really has three purposes. It provides warning for people as the train approaches and it provides control over access to the right-of-way and to the rail control as well as keeping the real-time position as to where the train is actually on," said Mark Willer, product manager-technology solutions, Bombardier Transportation.
When MARTA partnered with Bombardier to introduce the program, the first thing that the agency wanted to develop was a program that would be most effective for them.
"We sat down with our ..."