HICAPS Takes Over D.C.
HICAPS Takes Over Washington, D.C.
Perhaps “takes over” is a bit of a stretch, but we have added to the number of HICAPS team members supporting our latest project in the nation’s capital, literally steps from the White House. HICAPS launched its involvement in a new Washington Metro Area Transit Authority (WMATA) project with Motorola Solutions in December of 2016. HICAPS has a long relationship working on WMATA projects with Motorola Solutions, dating as far back as 2000. This latest venture is a $160 million public safety radio communications project involving 91 stations and 117 miles of track. In addition to the rail services, the Metrobus serves the nation’s capital 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week with 1,500 buses. Metrorail and Metrobus serves a population of nearly 4 million within a 1,500-square mile area. WMATA has its own police department, MTPD, with more than 490 sworn officers, 64 special security officers and 91 civilian employees that cover crimes that occur in or against the Transit Authority facilities. MTPD is the only tri-jurisdictional police agency in the country.
Partnered with Motorola Solutions, HICAPS is providing project management services for the above ground and below ground infrastructure, public safety radio subscriber management, QAQC management, safety management, scheduling, test plan development and implementation, and design-build construction services.
This project is estimated to span six years. The HICAPS Telecom Team has expanded in order to fulfill all of these new roles and responsibilities. New team members include: Amir Ibrahim, Blaine Brown, Coke Smith, Lee Ragin, Ken Ciotti, Erik Mattingly, and Roxanne Fails. We are excited to continue our relationship with both Motorola Solutions and WMATA.