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Amtrak to install automated car inspection equipment on Northeast Corridor

By | April 1, 2022

Duos Technology to provide two inspection portals for use in Secaucus, N.J.

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Shed-like structure over railroad track
Shed-like structure over railroad track
A Duos Technologies Railcar Inspection Portal. Amtrak will install two of the inspection systems on the Northeast Corridor. (Duos Technologies)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Duos Technologies Group, a firm with products including automated railcar inspection equipment, will provide two of its Railcar Inspection Portals to Amtrak for use on the Northeast Corridor.

Duos CEO Charles Parker Ferry announced the contract for the portals, to be placed in Secaucus, N.J., during a Wednesday earnings call with investors and analysts. The deal is valued at $9 million, plus $850,000 annually for maintenance.

The thermal and vision scanners “will be specifically designed and built to meet certain Amtrak requirements for high speed passenger rail applications,” Ferry said. “Installation is expected to begin in the latter part of 2022 and completed in the first half of 2023.”

Ferry also said the company had contracted with “a large Canadian transit agency” for an automated pantograph inspection system, with installation expected by mid-2022; had a contract from CSX Transportation for a third Rail Inspection Portal; and received a $2.7 million contract with another Class I carrier to install a portal at “the U.S. side of the customer’s Southwestern border operations.”

More information on the portals is available at the company website.

4 thoughts on “Amtrak to install automated car inspection equipment on Northeast Corridor

  1. $850k/yr to maintain that? No wonder Congress is always PO’d at Amtrak. P.T. Barnum was absolutely right.

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