According to a recent Railway Age news article, Siemens Rail Automation is combining and expanding its manufacturing and engineering operations at a new location outside of Pittsburgh, PA., an effort largely designed to support Positive Train Control (PTC) projects.
Siemens is planning to add 129 jobs at the location, 68 in engineering and 61 in manufacturing, as the company continues to focus on PTC projects such as an upgrade to train control systems on the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North systems. The manufacturing team is tasked with assembling and wiring the control equipment for PTC and other signal systems while the engineering staff provides the hardware and software necessary for the success of the project.
Siemens Rail Automation President, John Paljug, said in the Railway Age article, “We have been engineering and manufacturing some of the world’s most efficient and safe rail technologies in Pennsylvania for more than 25 years, and we’re thrilled to expand our footprint in the region by creating additional highly skilled engineering and manufacturing jobs. By combining our current operations into one location, we can meet the growing demand for advanced rail technologies like PTC that are essential for efficient rail travel and critical to ensuring the safety of America’s railways.”
As companies like Siemens continue to invest in resources to create safer travel through the use of railway technology, embedded software testing will continue to be a critical element in the process. Using an automated software testing solution ensures that the hardware and software works as intended.