#13. Central Link light-rail communications system
401 S. Jackson St., Seattle
$29,088,144 (original contract)
Start of construction:
Nov. 8, 2004
Expected completion date:
As part of the 14-mile Central Link light-rail project, GE Transportation Systems Global Signaling Advanced Communications Systems is engineering, manufacturing, furnishing, installing and testing a state-of-the-art communications system.
The communication system will include: a central control system; public address system, light-rail operations radio, bus tunnel operations radio, phone systems, access control network, fiber communications backbone, variable message systems, emergency services radio, closed circuit TV, and emergency management panels.
The work will be system-wide, with 11 passenger stations, an operations control center and multiple third-party interfaces. The contract also provides for commissioning and maintenance training.
Sound Transit opted for a qualifications-based procurement process for the contract. Nine contractors submitted proposals.
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