FEBRUARY 6, 2008 -- Adesta, LLC, a systems integrator and project management company for communication networks and electronic security systems, asserts it will begin contract negotiations with Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority to build a fiber-optic network along 32 miles of the authority's rail line. The route would run from Leander, TX, to downtown Austin.
The project is scheduled to begin during the second quarter of 2008, with an end-of-year completion goal. The scope of work includes installation of conduit and fiber, splicing, testing, and marketing of fiber for third-party use.
The route ties in as part of Capital Metro's "All Systems Go Long-Range Transit Plan," which will provide an opportunity to cut through Austin's heavy traffic congestion. Capital Metro will receive a fiber network for its internal use while allowing a one-time build along a restricted access right of way.
"Austin's regional population is expected to double in the next 25 years," said Bob Sommerfeld, president of Adesta. "This creates an imperative need for an exceptional public transportation system. Adesta is happy to assist Capital Metro Transportation Authority in their quest to ease AustinÂ�s traffic challenges."