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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GOVERNOR O’MALLEY, BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS APPROVE ECONOMIC RECOVERY PROJECTS TO IMPROVE
BALTIMORE METRO SUBWAY
Contracts Worth Nearly $20 Million Will Upgrade Public Address Systems and
Overhaul Metro Train Wheel Assemblies
ANNAPOLIS, MD (April 16, 2020) – Governor Martin O’Malley announced today that the Board of Public Works (BPW) has approved more transportation improvements to be funded by President Barack Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. With the approval of two contracts totaling nearly $20 million, the Maryland Transit Administration will soon begin improvements to the Baltimore Metro Subway by overhauling train wheel assemblies and by installing a new public address system at stations. These two projects together will support a total of 600 jobs.
“To create an environment where more people choose transit, we must make the experience as reliable and customer friendly as possible,” said Governor O’Malley. “These investments will help accomplish that goal while putting people to work and furthering our economic recovery.”
The $15.2 million contract to overhaul the Metro Subway train wheel assemblies was awarded to TTA Systems, LLC. The other contract approved by BPW is a $4.1 million project to replace the public address system and signs currently in use at Metro stations. The new audio and electronic message signs will be used to alert passengers of approaching trains as well as relay service updates and safety messages. The contract to upgrade the public address system and signs was awarded to International Display Systems, Inc. Construction on both these contracts will get under way this summer.
Improving the Metro Subway is Governor O’Malley’s latest investment in Maryland’s public transportation network. Other ongoing efforts include new MARC locomotives and passenger coaches, gradual replacement of all buses with hybrid electric buses and increased funding for the local transit systems statewide.
More information on Maryland transportation projects funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is available at www.marylandtransportation.com by clicking on the American flag icon.
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