Kone Secures Contract to Update Washington, D.C. Metro Escalators
Mar 05, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
Kone Inc. announced that it has been awarded a contract by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) to replace 128 escalators at 34 stations throughout Washington, D.C.'s Metro transportation system.
According to a release, the contract is part of WMATA's multi-year capital improvement program known as Metro Forward. Kone was selected through a procurement process which took into consideration Kone's technical excellence providing replacement solutions for the mass transit segment.
Under the agreement, Kone will replace up to 128 outdated escalators with Kone's heavy-duty Transit Escalators, designed to meet the needs of highly demanding public areas and featuring the latest in eco-efficient technology, safety, and reliability.
"We are honored to have been chosen to work on this major renovation, which will improve escalator reliability across the Metro system for years to come," said Larry Wash, Kone EVP and Area Director for the Americas. "Our energy-efficient solutions and expertise in the mass transit segment will ensure the system will receive the significant renovations it needs, while minimizing potential disruption for passengers."
Kone is a company in the elevator and escalator industry, providing elevators, escalators and automatic building doors as well as solutions for modernization and maintenance.
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