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PTC Annual Report for 2015: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority

  • 25
  • Apr
  • 2016
AUTHOR: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
REPORT NUMBER: FRA-2010-0030
ABSTRACT: This report represents the progress towards implementing PTC for the year 2015 on MBTA. In the year 2015 MBTA completed following milestones: 1. MBTA contracted Ansaldo STS as its PTC System Integrator to install ACSES II as the primary PTC system over the entire MBTA Commuter Rail territory. Ansaldo STS is also responsible for the full implementation of I-ETMS on the corridors shared with Pan Am RR and tenant freight railroads. Contract value is $389.2 million. Total Project Cost is $459.3 million. PTC is planned to be implemented in phases. Phase I – South side will be completed by the end of 2018. The South Side will be ACSES II and will include installation of ATC systems on the Franklin Branch, Needham Branch and from Cove to Framingham on the Worcester Line. Phase II – North Side will be completed by the end of 2020. The North Side will be ACSES II without ATC on all commuter lines. On a portion of the network, I-ETMS will be installed to support Pan Am through freight operations. The procurement process included two rounds of bid evaluations and extensive contract negotiations with two viable bidders. MBTA is also in the process of applying for TIFIA and RIF loans to cover the capital cost of the PTC Implementation. 2. MBTA completed its final negotiations with a 220 MHz spectrum supplier and has obtained licenses in the 220 MHz spectrum to be used for ACSES and I-ETMS. The 220 MHz licenses were granted to MBTA by FCC in July 2015. 3. MBTA contracted Jacobs Engineering to provide engineering support and oversight throughout the MBTA PTC implementation. 4. ....
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