MARTA taps RailWorks to perform rail upgrades

Written by Kyra Senese, Managing Editor

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) has awarded RailWorks Corp., a provider of rail track construction and maintenance services, with a seven-year, $133 million contract to carry out upgrades along MARTA’s network.

The contract mandates that RailWorks will perform track improvements throughout the MARTA network, such as carrying out tie replacement work, running rail and direct fixation fasteners. RailWorks will also be expected to perform yard improvements, officials said.

“Our work with MARTA is a partnership in the truest sense of the word,” said Kevin Riddett, CEO of RailWorks. “MARTA is committed to providing safe and effective transport to its customers, and RailWorks is here to support those goals with this safe and successful project that will keep MARTA’s system among the most innovative in the country.”

RailWorks officials said work on the project is expected to begin in spring of 2019, with a final completion date anticipated in 2025.

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