Our team has experience designing and implementing the major subsystems found in every advanced public transit system (APTS) in the intelligent transportation system (ITS) architecture. Macro has completed hundreds of successful consulting assignments across North America, helping transit and fleet owners/operators improve operational efficiency, reliability and cost effectiveness. As veteran practitioners in all phases of systems engineering, quality assurance and project management, our professionals guide clients in introducing new technologies to their mission-critical operations with low risk and high return. Our expertise extends throughout a project's life cycle— from conceptual design to final commissioning. Many of our in-house experts have hands-on experience working for bus operators and paratransit providers. Macro’s field-proven competencies include computer aided dispatch (CAD), automatic vehicle location (AVL), records management, fixed route scheduling, paratransit manifesting, passenger information and onboard systems.
Ed joined Macro in January 1999, bringing with him considerable operational and systems-level experience in railroad train control, communications, and signaling systems, with emphasis on train control system software development including fault-tolerant implementations. Since joining Macro, Ed has served as project manager for train control system design and implementation projects and is currently Macro’s Project Manager for the Amtrak Northeast Corridor CETC Replacement Project. He is knowledgeable in all aspects of the NEC system including the implementation of the ACSES system and its involvement toward a Positive Train Control (PTC) system.
With Amtrak between 1976 and 1997, Ed held a variety of jobs in the signal department including managing the installation of a major interlocking on the Northeast Corridor. When Amtrak installed the first North American passenger railroad central control system in the mid-1980’s, Ed was technical lead on the team responsible for installation, testing, and commissioning of the train and power control centers at 30th Street Station in Philadelphia and South Station in Boston. Ed also managed the Penn Station Central Control (PSCC) project through integration, an assignment requiring a rewrite of the original system’s half-million lines of code.