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Wabtec Signs $97 Million Contract for TEXRail

Wabtec Corporation has entered into a $97 million contract to provide signaling and communication services for TEXRail, a 27-mile commuter rail line being developed by the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (FWTA), scheduled to open in 2018.

Paul Ballard, FWTA president/chief executive officer, said communications are an essential component of the TEXRail project. “We look forward to working with Wabtec to deliver a modern and efficient signal and communications system that operates at the highest level of safety and efficiency for our passengers and the communities we serve,” he said, also noting that the line’s first Stadler railcars are currently being finished in Salt Lake City.

Raymond T. Betler, Wabtec’s president and chief executive officer, said, “We already have a strong presence in the Fort Worth region and we look forward to our role in this important expansion of commuter rail service there.”

When complete, the TEXRail line between downtown Fort Worth and Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport will operate with nine stations and is projected to carry more than 13,600 daily riders.
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