ERIE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GE Transportation announced that it has provided an integrated solution for the entire 24 miles and 15 new stations of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Green Line that went into service in December 2010. GE’s solution facilitated this longest single-day opening of electric light rail in the United States 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 Farmer’s branch and the City of Carrolton, and extended DART Light Rail service within the City of Dallas.
GE Transportation’s solution, worth about $35 million, includes Ultra Cab II for the onboard cab signaling portion of the solution, Vital Logic Controller (VHLC) for wayside interlocking control and a centralized control system that coordinates activities.
DART’s expansion program will double the DART Rail System to 90 miles, while future Blue Line expansion plans continue to unfold.
“The Green Line changes everything for our customers," DART President/Executive Director Gary Thomas said. "Customers 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."
“We are extremely pleased to have had the opportunity to assist DART in the deployment of its Green Line extension,” said Pierre Comte, President of GE Transportation’s Intelligent Control Systems business. “This 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. DART’s future expansion plans could be an opportunity for GE Transportation and DART to work closely in serving the needs of the Dallas community.”
About GE Transportation
Established more than 100 years ago, GE Transportation, a unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), is a global technology leader and supplier to the railroad, marine, drilling, mining and wind industries. GE provides freight and passenger locomotives, railway signaling and communications systems, information technology solutions, marine engines, motorized drive systems for mining trucks and drills, high-quality replacement parts and value added services. GE Transportation is headquartered in Erie, Pennsylvania, USA, and employs approximately 8,000 employees worldwide. For more information, visit www.getransportation.com.