Harsco technology company to beef up safety on Denver RTD

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A Denver RTD A-Line train heads for the Denver International Airport in June 2016.
Chase Gunnoe
CAMP HILL, Pa. — Protran Technology, a company managed by Harsco’s Rail Division, will equip Denver’s Regional Transportation District with a roadway worker protection and collision avoidance system. Together, the technologies will work together to make sure rail equipment is not wrongfully occupying a work limit where track workers are present.

The project calls for the installation of the safety technology on all 400 trainsets, as well as other on-track equipment. Individual track workers will also wear devices that notify them if a piece of equipment is approaching.

The technologies use real-time distance measurements and audio-visual alerts to ensure rail equipment is not entering a designate work zone, a Harsco news release explains.

Installation of the new technology will begin in early 2017 and last during the second half of the year. Financial terms of the arrangement were not disclosed.

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