Transdev’s VTMI Group Awarded $161M Contract to Inspect and Maintain Rail Infrastructure for South Florida Regional Transportation Authority
The seven-year contract with added option years is to inspect and maintain track, signals and bridges for the Agency’s Tri-Rail operation. The contract encompasses potential additional opportunities to provide rail infrastructure work for capital improvement projects upon request.
Transdev will manage this contract with approximately 100 employees and up to 70 pieces of heavy equipment and machinery at any given time, depending on the project phase and associated workload. Full Maintenance of Way services begin in April 2015, but mobilization efforts are already well underway.
Tri-Rail provides regional rail service to South Florida and links Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach along a 72-mile corridor that runs parallel to Interstate 95. Its service area is the fifth largest urbanized area in the U.S.
“We are honored to be awarded this contract and bring VTMI’s forward-thinking approach and innovative solutions in rail infrastructure maintenance to SFRTA.” said Paul Marshall, Vice President Rail Infrastructure and head of the VTMI team. He added, “This contract is an exciting opportunity for VTMI and we look forward to bringing our best practices and talent to this project.”