SACRAMENTO, July 24, 2014 — California Surveying & Drafting Supply (CSDS), Harsco Rail & Stacy and Witbeck/Herzog, A Joint Venture announced today the successful integration of the Trimble GEDO data collection system for railway surveying with the Harsco Rail Tamper for use on the Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) Project. This is an automated rail tamping solution allowing the tamper operator to have a pre-defined tamp run calculated for lift and shift. It requires only monitoring of the system. This integration is the first of its type in the United States. Stacy and Witbeck, the rail contractor for the SMART Rail Project, has proven the solution to be much faster and more accurate than previous integration methods.
The collaboration between CSDS, Harsco Rail & Stacy and Witbeck/Herzog, A Joint Venture reinforces our commitment to being a technology leader while serving the needs of our region and its foremost rail builders.
Established in 1986, California Surveying & Drafting Supply, Inc. (CSDS) is a leading technology solutions provider serving architects, engineers, contractors, land surveyors and GIS professionals throughout California. CSDS integrates a variety of technologies including GPS, laser, optical, scanning, mapping and more to make it faster and easier for customers to collect, manage and analyze information, as well as make them more productive and profitable. An authorized Trimble distribution partner, CSDS offers a complete range of products, service, training, rentals and support and operates California’s largest GNSS Real-Time Network.
Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location—including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies, such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.
About Harsco Rail
Harsco Rail is a global supplier for railway track maintenance and construction. With a broad range of high quality equipment, cutting-edge technology and worldwide support, Harsco Rail takes care of customers’ needs for virtually all major aspects of track maintenance and construction. Delivering innovation and performance, Harsco Rail meets the demands of the track every day.
About Stacy and Withbeck/Herzog, A Joint Venture
Stacy and Witbeck/Herzog, A Joint Venture of Stacy and Witbeck and Herzog Contracting, are two of the country’s largest heavy civil contractors and top builders of light rail, commuter rail and streetcar systems. Their talented workforce is recognized throughout the construction industry for its ability to manage complex projects and has experience in all aspects of construction including earthwork, utility work, structures, bridges, rail work, systems and systems integration.
About the Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) Project
The Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) Project is a $59.75M contract awarded to Stacy and Witbec/Herzog, a Joint Venture, for Systems Design and Construction. The work includes systems installation and civil work for nine stations, over 60 crossings and an operations center for the commuter rail project.
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