Parsons Corp. lands $45M contract from San Francisco transit system
Centreville tech engineering firm will assist upgrade of BART train control system
Centreville-based Parsons Corp. announced Thursday that the Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) public transit system in San Francisco has awarded the company a $45 million contract to support the implementation of the largest communications-based train control system in North America.
The CBTC system will improve passenger carrying capacity and provide repair for a safer, more efficient transit system, according to Parsons Corp. The project is part of BART’s $3.5 billion Transbay Corridor Core Capacity Program, which includes traction power system upgrades, new rail vehicles and maintenance complex development.
Parsons has provided engineering services for BART’s CBTC program for the past five years. Under the new contract, Parsons will provide design services during construction (DSDC) for the CMTC implementation. The new system will replace the existing automatic train control system on 125 miles of track.
“Intermodal connections are essential to increasing mobility around and between communities – BART’s connections between San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, Fremont, Walnut Creek, Dublin/Pleasanton are important for commuters, shoppers and visitors across the Bay Area,” Tom Topolski, Parsons executive vice president of the connected communities market, said in a statement. “As a leader in CBTC in the United States, we will apply our unique systems integration approach to help improve the BART system that has served the Bay Area for more than 45 years.”
Founded in 1944, Parsons provides infrastructure, defense and security services to federal, regional and local government agencies and private industrial customers.