September 23, 2019

BOHEMIA, NY - Dayton T. Brown, Inc. (DTB) has been awarded a contract for $3.4 million from Metro-North Railroad (MNR) to plan, build, and operate a Positive Train Control (PTC) Communications Testing Lab in DTB’s Bohemia location.

“We’ve been very fortunate to partner with Metro-North Railroad on this exciting opportunity and are ready to begin the project immediately,” said Tom Volpe, Senior Director of Business Development for DTB.

For over 10 years, DTB has provided testing and engineering support to MNR on multiple programs, including several related to the implementation of PTC. DTB’s experienced subject matter experts have consistently delivered value to MNR and have proven to be beneficial to the project schedule, safety, and execution of these programs.

The new PTC Lab is expected to be outfitted with new state-of-the-art equipment to test the PTC communication system and components efficiently, accurately, and safely. DTB’s engineers and technicians will staff the new Lab, drawing from years of engineering and testing experience to support the PTC communications components, subsystems, and systems. PTC technology is vital to the safety of the railways and is required to be implemented by all rail operators by the end of 2020.

Tom Zimoulis, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Engineering & Test Division remarked, “DTB is thrilled to work with Metro-North Railroad once again, and we hope that this new Lab will benefit all rail systems in the Northeast Corridor.”

Dayton T. Brown Wind MNR Contract


About Dayton T. Brown, Inc.

Dayton T. Brown, Inc. (DTB) has been synonymous with the pursuit of excellence and customer service for over 65 years. As a leader in the fields of engineering, testing, and technical services, DTB has gained national respect and recognition. The Company was founded in 1950 and is headquartered on 32 acres in Bohemia, NY. Today, the Company is comprised of two divisions, whose operations are widely diversified.

The Engineering & Test Division conducts tests on aerospace and defense systems, life support and survival equipment, and automobile, rail, transit, and other systems. Standalone engineering services include component and system evaluation, design and fabrication of specialized test equipment, field data acquisition, instrument calibration, design and failure analysis, preparation of test procedures, product improvement services, and reverse engineering services.

The Technical Services Division provides technical documentation, communication, and logistics/maintenance planning services. Typical publication and graphic art services include technical writing, technical illustration and graphics, data conversions, and parts listing. Logistics services include parts provisioning, supportability analysis, level of repair analysis, and other maintenance planning services.