Retlif Testing Laboratories is proud to be part of the team of five local companies that has won a $4-million Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) contract to design, build and test a supervisory control system for the Long Island Rail Road’s Divide Tower, east of the Hicksville station. The prime contractor and project manager will be Power Resources International of West Babylon, an engineering solutions provider. Also on the team are software provider Railware Inc. of Ronkonkoma, electrical products maker Twinco Manufacturing Co. Inc. of Hauppauge, railroad engineering firm Grappone Technologies Inc. of Hicksville and testing and engineering company Retlif Testing Laboratories Inc. of Ronkonkoma.
The team was assembled under the auspices of the Long Island Forum for Technology’s (LIFT) Rail Alliance. The tower controls trains east of Hicksville on the Huntington/ Port Jefferson and Ronkonkoma lines. The new control system, which will replace an outdated one, will accommodate an additional track planned between Farmingdale and Ronkonkoma.
Commenting on the award, Michael Bozza, Retlif’s Manager of Rail Services, commented, “We at Retlif are very proud to be part of the “hometown team” that won this award and in turn, helped to provide and secure manufacturing jobs here on Long Island”.
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