GTABS Responds to Crossing Emergency Repair Call-Out at Fort Stewart

 FORT STEWART, Ga – August 8, 2021 – Due to a tumultuous thunderstorm yesterday, a crossing at Veterans Highway on Fort Stewart Army Base in southern Georgia was struck by lighting and rendered inoperable. As a result, GTABS was called to provide RHCP support and repair the crossing as soon as possible. The crossing malfunctioned which caused the lights and gates to activate leading to traffic delays throughout the base. 

As contracted, GTABS dispatched one of its signal maintainers to resolve the issue. After extensive analysis, it was determined that while in the upright position, the crossing was struck by a bolt of lightning. The power surge knocked off all flashers on the gate and burned out the gate mech card. GTABS successfully replaced the flashers and provided a new gate mech card which restored to crossing to fully operational status. 

“It is critical that we maintain a high level of responsiveness when dealing with transportation and public safety. Our team is committed to providing Fort Stewart all other railway clients with unparalleled customer support,” says GTABS President and Chief of Engineering, Lamar Hall. 

Fort Stewart is the largest Army installation east of the Mississippi River, covering 280,000 acres. 

Upon receiving an initial one (1) year contract in 2018, GTABS provided crossing and signal support base-wide. After a bidding process, GTABS was awarded the follow-up contract in 2019 with four (4) year options. 

GTABS Engineering is a certified minority-owned engineering firm that provides stellar electrical, civil and signal engineering solutions to the freight and light rail transportation industry.