GE Transportation Facilitates Extension of DART Green Line
GEâ€™s solution facilitated this longest single-day opening of electric light rail in the US since 1990. GE Transportation also provided the signal system for the northwest portion of the Green Line (13.5 miles) that provides new service to the City of Farmerâ€™s branch and the City of Carrolton, and extended DART Light Rail service within the City of Dallas.
GE Transportationâ€™s solution, worth about $35m, includes Ultra Cab II for the onboard cab signaling portion of the solution, vital logic controller for wayside interlocking control and a centralized control system that coordinates activities.
DARTâ€™s expansion program will double the DART Rail System to 90 miles, while future Blue Line expansion plans continue to unfold.
Gary Thomas, president/executive director of DART, said: â€œCustomers living in Pleasant Grove now have seamless access to jobs at Baylor, Downtown, the Market District, UT Southwestern/Parkland, Love Field and Farmers Branch and Carrollton. Business owners all along the corridor can connect with new customers and new pools of prospective employees.â€
Pierre Comte, president of intelligent control systems business at GE Transportation, said: â€œThis project reflects our desire to deliver integrated solutions that involve moving goods and people safely and efficiently in all parts of the world, and in particular, helping metropolitan areas more efficiently manage the flow of people and traffic through the use of intelligent transportation systems.
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