Siemens Rail Automation plans to combine and expand its manufacturing and engineering operations in the Pittsburgh area to specifically support Positive Train Control (PTC) projects, including a project to upgrade train control systems on two lines for the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA). The company plans to add 129 jobs, 68 in engineering and 61 in manufacturing, at its new location in Munhall, Pa.
The new facility will combine Siemens East Pittsburgh manufacturing facility with 35 employees and its 18th Street location in Pittsburgh that employs 23 engineers.
The manufacturing team assembles and wires the control equipment required for PTC and the associated wayside signal systems. The systems engineering staff provides hardware and software solutions for everything from highway crossings to fully-automated driverless transit systems.
The expansion received a funding proposal from the state of Pennsylvania in the form of a $200,000 Pennsylvania First Program grant that facilitates investment and job creation, tax incentives of approximately $129,000 and $58,050, which will be used for skill training for new and current employees.