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San Francisco, CA, United States, 2016/04/11 - Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) awarded MERMEC a contract to supply a comprehensive track recording vehicle to be operated on 104 miles of rapid transit lines serving the San Francisco Bay Area - BART.gov / MERMECGroup.com.
With the award, MERMEC becomes the first railway supplier designing and developing an inspection and measuring self-propelled railway vehicle fully compliant to the requirements of the Buy American Act.
April 11th, 2016 MERMEC is given “Notice to Proceed” with the design, furnishing, and delivery of one Track Geometry Car, a project financed by the Federal Transit Administration, the first comprehensive inspection and measuring track recording car to be manufactured in the US in accordance with the Buy American Act requirements.
MERMEC (mermecgroup.com), having won the prestigious “Photonics Prism Award” from the International Society of Optics and Photonics in 2012, returns to San Francisco for a new and exciting challenge.
A custom-designed track recording car will inspect and measure the 104 miles of heavy-rail rapid transit elevated and subway system that connects San Francisco with cities in the East Bay and suburbs in northern San Mateo County.
The Track Geometry Car will be a self-propelled broad-gauge vehicle derived from the MERMEC’s “ROGER MM 600” basic model. It will be equipped with several non-contact optoelectronics systems including the brand new “all-in-one” integrated track geometry, full rail profile, and turnout geometry measuring system allowing data acquisition even at zero-speed. The totality of the data streams are gathered into MERMEC’s exclusive "TrackWare" review and analysis application software suite, conceived for data visualization, validation, correlation, and reporting.
MERMEC, with North and Latin American headquarters based in Columbia, SC, has a large installed base of measuring and inspection systems and is providing testing services to regional, short line railroads and rapid transit.