How can we modernize the subway signaling system faster and at lower cost?
About Signaling Challenge
A critical part of modernizing the New York City Transit subway signaling system is to make legacy subway cars compatible with new signaling technology.
MTA trains undergo a major overhaul halfway through their 50-year lifespan, and today the MTA has a large fleet of trains due for modernization that need to be equipped with new technology as part of the signaling modernization plan.
Traditional networking methods to connect train and signaling components would make upgrading more expensive than buying new trains. This challenge calls for reliable, cost-effective technology and strategy to upgrade trains and meet the aggressive timeline of the Fast Forward NYC Plan and the MTA's 2020-2024 capital program.
Selected challenge applicants will have an opportunity to demonstrate their technology at the MTA Signaling Demo Day on March 13, 2020.
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