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WVU hosts PRT open house
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MORGANTOWN — WVU hosted open house to kick off Phase II of its Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) modernization plan.
Representatives from the selected vendor, Thales, were on hand at the Beechurst Avenue PRT office to demonstrate some project activities and manage some interactive workstations featuring their products.
A global technology leader in the aerospace, transportation and defense and security markets, Thales will supply a turnkey transport systems solution for the PRT.
Estimated to cost $52.6 million, phase II of the project was approved by the WVU Board of Governors in April. Work will be focused on redesigning and replacing the automatic train control system, replacing substations and electrical gear, and making tunnel repairs.
The work is set to be completed on this phase in August 2016.
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