AXION International Holdings, a green technologies company, today said it has received its third purchase order for an additional 270 ECOTRAX™ switch ties from San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART).
BART will install the switch ties along its 104 miles of tracks that connect San Francisco with the suburbs. The heavy-rail public transit and subway system is the 5th busiest rapid transit system in the U.S.
ECOTRAX ties are made from AXION's patented 100 percent recycled plastic formulation. Because they are inert, the ties are not subject to rotting or absorption of moisture or insect infestation.
"To put this order into perspective," AXION Material Supply Director Ed Campbell stated in the press release, "we recycled approximately 738,000 high density polyethylene plastic bottles to make these railroad ties."
AXION noted its penetration in the transit line market in addition to its current customer base in major passenger and freight railways, and said that it has received purchase orders from two more public transit lines, which will conduct trials of ECOTRAX on their systems.
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