Bombardier Uses RFID Technology to Improve Track Worker Safety

Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)
Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)

(RFIDWorld.ca) Bombardier Transportation has teamed up with Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) to improve track worker safety while on the job. It will be using it’s advanced RFID and technology services to decrease the number of injuries and deaths associated with working on railway tracks.

Bombarier’s TrackSafe solution creates improved location awareness well before hand by providing automated real-time alerts to both the train operators and track workers.

Track level servicing and maintenance can put many lives at risk and Bombardier’s track safe solution is made to reduce such hazards.

As per the U.S. Transit Federal Administration, between 2003 and 2008, 53% of reported rail transit worker fatalities were related to right of way incidents. The partnership between the two companies will bring more studied analysis into such incidents so that they can be decreased.

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