Topic : Positive Train control

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NJ Transit concedes it will not meet PTC deadline

Security and Safety | June 27, 2018

Corbett’s statement comes on the heels of a letter sent to NJ Transit by the FRA that said the agency was at risk of failing to meet the requirements to even apply for the extension.

Amtrak marks Positive Train Control milestone

Security and Safety | June 13, 2018

Subdivisions that serve the Amtrak Southwest Chief and California Zephyr are first to roll out, with full activation on BNSF routes expected by the end of August.

Rail| June 7, 2018

FRA to host symposium on PTC's statutory requirements

The event is intended to bring together FRA’s PTC experts and all 41 railroads congressionally mandated to implement PTC systems.

Technology| May 31, 2018

The 'Genius' Idea for Improving Rail Signaling Accuracy

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

Rail| May 16, 2018

FRA issues $250M Notice of Funding Opportunity for PTC projects

Fourteen railroads report they have installed 100 percent of the hardware necessary for PTC system implementation, as of March 31, 2018.

Security and Safety | April 26, 2018

Calif.'s Metrolink's PTC now interoperable with freight operator

UPRR will operate PTC throughout tracks owned by Metrolink on the Ventura County Line south of the Moorpark station and the Antelope Valley Line.

Rail| April 4, 2018

Rutgers leads rail safety research, education in N.J. and N.Y.

The need for a strong workforce is especially critical since half of the nation’s railway engineers are eligible for retirement in the next five to 10 years.

Security and Safety | April 2, 2018

MBTA behind schedule on PTC mandate

The agency says hardware is being installed on three lines, with a goal of finishing by year’s end, however, the system won’t go live until 2020.

Rail| March 20, 2018

FRA taking proactive approach to help railroads meet PTC requirement

At the direction of Secretary Elaine L. Chao, the FRA is taking a proactive approach to ensure railroads acquire, install, test, and fully implement certified PTC systems in time to meet the congressional interim deadline of Dec. 31, 2018.

Security and Safety | December 22, 2017

NTSB conducts initial review of Amtrak train recorders

Inward-facing video with audio captured the crew’s actions and their conversations.

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