As a growing metropolis and world-class destination, Greater Miami is too often plagued with deadlocked traffic and insufficient public transportation. Greater Miami Tramlink Partners (GMTP) was formed by global leaders in rail transportation, which have joined together to propose a modern and catenaryless (100% wireless) streetcar system that is economically sustainable, environmentally friendly, respectful of the city’s underlying aesthetics, and suitable for Miami Beach’s unique culture. With the support of local residents and businesses, GMTP will leverage their decades of experience designing, constructing, and operating similar modern catenaryless streetcar systems to expand public transportation in South Florida.
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Alstom will supply the streetcars and related railway systems and will ensure their maintenance. For more than 150 years, the company has been manufacturing and servicing vehicles in North America and has established a track record and reputation for developing and delivering world-class transportation solutions across the globe. Alstom was recently awarded a contract to deliver new generation high-speed trainsets for Amtrak’s Acela Express service on the Northeast Corridor. Alstom has been present in Florida for decades and currently has over 200 permanent highly qualified people working in rail signaling.
Archer Western, a nationally recognized construction expert, will serve as the lead contractor. This partner is a proven performer in the transit industry, having completed nearly $4B in transit projects across the country, including new lines and stations, tunnels and underground facilities, and grade separation projects. Archer Western maintains a regional office in Tampa and is one of the state’s largest construction employers. As an example, Archer Western is currently providing general contractor and construction management services on the All Aboard Florida passenger rail system, including new track installations in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties.
InfraRed Capital Markets
InfraRed Capital Markets is the lead investor behind the contemporary streetcar system. This leading global investment manager focuses on infrastructure and real estate and is recognized for creating genuine value for their investors, project partners, communities, and end users.
Serco will serve as the primary hands-on operator, focused entirely on the customer experience to ensure and enrich service quality, reliability, frequency, passenger information, and accessibility to all. The company has a long history of helping governments and commercial customers to improve operational performance and manage transportation assets. In 2015, with team member Alstom, Serco was recognized for delivering and implementing the world’s first 100% catenaryless system in Dubai, which has performed at 99.98% reliability during its first year of service.
Jacobs is the lead engineering firm engaged to work in concert with the Alstom and Archer Western. The company, one of the largest professional services firm in the world, is unanimously recognized for providing efficient, innovative engineering and design services for major infrastructure projects. Jacobs has been actively present in Florida since the mid-1970s. Today, Jacobs has more than 1,500 employees in Florida, of which more than 400 professionals provide support to the buildings, infrastructure, and transportation sectors.
Walsh Investors L.L.C.
Walsh Investors L.L.C. is an equity investor in the proposed transportation project. The investment and development specialist is an affiliate of the Walsh Group Ltd., a 118-year-old family-owned general contracting, construction management and design-build firm, ranked as the nation’s 3rd largest transportation contractor per Engineering News Record.