Delaware: Amtrak selects nstruction company for Delaware center

Apr 05, 2024 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Inter-city rail service Amtrak has selected a construction company for its Unified Operations Center (UOC) Facility Project, which will include a data center, in Wilmington, Delaware. 

“One of our primary goals for the Renaissance Centre building is to create a new Amtrak Unified Operations Center to serve our nationwide rail network, which will drive enhanced reliability, efficiency, safety, and customer service,” said Amtrak executive vice president, service delivery & operations, Gery Williams. “The new UOC is part of Amtrak’s transformation from legacy systems and practices to a modern, sustainable control center capable of supporting Amtrak’s long-term strategy to double ridership by 2040.”

“The most significant anticipated cost reductions were those associated with reducing IT-leased office space in Washington DC, and Atlanta, which the Real Estate department projected would save close to $50 million,” according to OIG. “Early in the planning process, it became clear that the projected lease savings from relocating personnel were unrealistic when the company determined that moving or replacing so many IT staff would have caused significant operational disruption.”