Amtrak will install automated car inspection equipment on the Northeast Corridor

Duos Technology will provide two inspection portals for use in Secaucus, NJ

A car inspection portal from Duos Technologies. Amtrak will install two of the inspection systems on the Northeast Corridor. (Duo Technologies)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Duos Technologies Group, a company offering products including automated railcar inspection equipment, will supply two of its railcar inspection portals to Amtrak for use on the Northeast Corridor.

Duos CEO Charles Parker Ferry announced the contract for the portals, which will be placed in Secaucus, NJ, during an earnings call on Wednesday with investors and analysts. The deal is valued at $9 million, plus $850,000 a year for maintenance.

The thermal and visual scanners “will be specifically designed and built to meet certain Amtrak requirements for high-speed passenger rail applications,” Ferry said. “Installation is expected to begin in the latter part of 2022 and be completed in the first half of 2023.”

Ferry also said the company has contracted with “a major Canadian transit agency” for an automated pantograph inspection system, scheduled to be installed by mid-2022; had a contract from CSX Transportation for a third rail inspection portal; and received a $2.7 million contract with another Class I carrier to install a portal “on the U.S. side of the customer’s border operations in the Southwest.”

More information about portals is available on the company website.


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