The TREX project is one of the largest multimodal projects in the country. The light rail component of this project is expanding the 15 route miles to 34 miles and increasing the existing 29 passenger stations to 42 stations. RTD’s data network needs are unique in that the agency has a requirement to integrate all new communications and information technology components into their existing enterprise network infrastructure. RTD will be the first transit agency to implement a Gigabit Ethernet backbone for LRT communications instead of a Synchronous Optical Network (SONET) system.
LTK is providing communications project management and design support for this complex and unique integration effort. The following Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) components will be integrated into the project: Variable Message Signs, CCTV, and Public Address Systems.
In addition to the Gigabit Ethernet and ITS components, LTK is also providing project management and design support for a new central control system, central control equipment room design, SCADA/RTUs for signaling, TPSS, and facilities, 2 new PBXs, an upgrade to RTD’s CAD/AVL system, and upgrades to the agency’s existing radio system.