Amtrak, America’s leading intercity passenger rail operator, has planned several projects to upgrade security in 2011. G4S Technology LLC (formerly Adesta), a systems integrator and project management company for communication networks and electronic security systems, entered into multiple contracts with Jacobs Engineering to design, build and maintain electronic security systems for Amtrak.

The projects totaling $25.5 million will take place in select locations and are scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2011. With an average of over 78,000 passengers riding more than 300 trains per day nationwide, Amtrak terminals are constantly congested with commuters. G4S Technology has maintained an aggressive deployment schedule working around the busiest track times, while adhering to strict safety regulations, the company stated.

“G4S Technology is honored to be a part of upgrading security for Amtrak, a company with an impressive footprint and reputation,” said Bob Sommerfeld, president of G4S Technology. “Our proven experience maintaining vigorous deployment schedules without affecting commuter flow and operations, along with our dedication to safety and security helps Amtrak operate normally during implementation; securing their passengers today while leaving room for future technology growth.”