While funding and technology integration remain key issues, some U.S. rail operators are looking to meet the 2015 Congressional deadline, including Southern California’s Metrolink, which aims to have its system in place by next year.
In addition to meeting the Dec. 31, 2015 deadline, rail operations are faced with cost issues, project deferrals and ensuring interoperability between systems.
With the upcoming 2015 deadline for installation, positive train control systems are a main focus for rail operators. Train car technologies that reduce passenger injuries in a collision and other security systems are also in the works.
The NTSB recently wrapped its investigation of the crash site in August.
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