SEPTA Regional Rail Automated Wire Scan

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) will partner with Strukton Rail North America Inc. to deploy a state-of-the-art automated scanning technology to assess the condition of the overhead contact system (OCS) wires over 262 track miles of its regional rail network. This new technology will provide information that is more complete, detailed and accurate than what present visual observation and hands-on inspection techniques and will allow SEPTA to enhance its capital planning, achieve or maintain a state of good repair, and reduce maintenance costs.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • USDOT Research Hub DisplayID 157380


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  • Status: Active
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Transit Administration

  • Managing Organizations:

    Federal Transit Adminstration

    Office of Research, Demonstration, and Innovation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Yimer, Samuel

  • Start Date: 20210625
  • Expected Completion Date: 20230331
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: Real-Time Transit Infrastructure & Rolling Stock Condition Assessment Demonstration Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01869535
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2023 1:53PM