Topic : positive train control

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Metra unveils new line schedule allowing for PTC operation

Security and Safety | January 10, 2019

Under PTC, the crew of a train must initialize the system (enter train and route information) before each individual run.

Rail systems continue to make progress on PTC implementation

Security and Safety | November 26, 2018

Safety tech is in operation on 71% of freight railroads’ required route miles, and 26% of passenger railroads’ required route miles.

Technology| November 16, 2018

The 'Genius' Idea for Improving Rail Signaling Accuracy

Ultra-Wideband can provide five-centimeter accuracy location for all cars in the tunnels with very low cost to deploy.  

Rail| November 13, 2018

Commuter rail makes significant, substantial PTC progress: APTA

Ninety-six percent of 16,722 wayside (on track equipment) installations have been completed.

Management & Operations| October 15, 2018

Metrolink's Art Leahy announces retirement

A 47-year veteran of the transportation industry, Leahy joined Metrolink after leading Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority as CEO from 2009 to 2015.

Security and Safety | September 17, 2018

Metra marks completion of major PTC milestone

Chicago is the most complex railroad network in the country, with 1,300 to 1,400 trains operating over multiple railroads every day.

Management & Operations| September 13, 2018

Metrolink honors memory of those killed, injured in 2008 train crash

Ten years ago, a Metrolink passenger train collided head-on with a Union Pacific freight train in the Chatsworth area.

Security and Safety | September 12, 2018

FRA makes $46M available for PTC work

The NOFO represents the balance of the $250 million Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements Program funds available. 

Security and Safety | August 27, 2018

FRA awards $203M for positive train control

Expects to issue a second NOFO soliciting applications for PTC systems deployment projects based on the balance of the $250M.

Security and Safety | August 22, 2018

N.M.'s Rail Runner receives $29M for PTC project

The upgrades are expected to be completed by the end of 2020, which is after the U.S. DOT’s deadline.

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