VICTORIA, BC, CANADA OCTOBER 31, 2010: Quester Tangent today announced the delivery of 14 rail vehicle Health Monitoring Units to The Detroit Transportation Corporation. The successful delivery followed a 12 month development and production cycle in which QT’s existing HMU product line was modified to meet the Detroit specification. Barbara Hansen, General Manager of Detroit Transportation Corporation said, “The HMU project is an exemplary project and demonstration of how a project should be managed between two companies”. She went on to say that DCT appreciated the attention to detail and timeline, and the cooperative spirit of all individuals involved in this project. Bill Collins, QT’s COO echoed Ms. Hansen’s comments noting that while being a smaller volume delivery than is typical at Quester Tangent, the delivery of such a monitoring system with a seamless integration into an existing rail vehicle always presents challenges. The Detroit HMU delivery adds to the global coverage of one of Quester Tangent’s oldest product lines with existing units in revenue service in Kuala Lumpur, Vancouver and New York’s JFK line.
Quester Tangent is a manufacturer of electronics for the rail and locomotive industry. Quester delivers train management systems, braking control and low voltage power products into the North American and central Asia market. Headquartered in Saanichton BC, Canada Quester Tangent delivers in excess of 1200 units per year.
The Detroit Transportation Corporation, City of Detroit, is owner and operator of the Detroit People Mover. The Detroit People Mover (DPM) is a fully automated light rail system that operates on an elevated single track loop in Detroit’s central business district. The 2.9 mile system provides connections between the courts and administrative offices of several levels of government, sports arenas, exhibition centers, major hotels, and commercial, banking and retail districts.