NAV awarded service contract for Denver’s light rail system

Systems integrator North American Video announced this week that it has been awarded a contract by Colorado’s Regional Transportation District (RTD) Light Rail system to service all its camera, access control, alarm, and e-phone systems.

The district, which encompasses all or part of eight counties and covers over 2,300-square-miles, includes a variety of transportation services including bus, light rail, para-transit and park-n-ride facilities. It currently has over 1,100 cameras and 150 card access doors with numerous expansion projects in the works.

According to a statement, the NAV contract calls for an increase in staff in 2012 to handle the new West Corridor. The rail system provides service to the central, southwest and southeast Denver metro areas and has five light rail lines with 37 stations. Next year, 14 more stations will be added to the system.

The district previously contracted with NAV to reconfigure its existing video surveillance system from analog to a hybrid digital solution. The project also called for installation of 170 new cameras at 18 transit station platforms and switching of all transit station platforms to digital.

"The award of this service contract is testimony to the high quality technical expertise that the NAV team has provided to RTD on integration projects over the last two years," said Jason Oakley, CEO of NAV. "Our team is committed to supporting RTD in their the goal of a providing a safe and secure light rail system for passengers and staff."