Schindler selected to upgrade and service 225 units in Atlanta’s urban public transportation system
Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) has awarded Schindler with the multi-million dollar contract to modernize and maintain 109 elevators and 116 escalators at 38 stations throughout its rapid transit system over the next ten years.
MARTA is the eighth largest rapid transit system in the United States, providing service to more than 134 million passengers per year across the Atlanta urban area, including Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the busiest in the world. Schindler’s successful track record in servicing and modernizing MARTA’s assets was a crucial element of the selection process.
The contract scope features Schindler’s InTruss technology which enables existing escalators to be upgraded with minimal downtime. Once modernized all elevators and escalators will be remotely monitored on a 24/7 basis thanks to Schindler Direct, providing faster callback response and continuous operational analysis.
The contract will be reflected in orders received in the third quarter of this year.