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NTSB officials have not yet spoken to engineer involved in Wash. Amtrak crash

Security and Safety | January 5, 2018

Officials have been unable to interview the engineer, or the other crew member who was in the lead locomotive, because of their injuries sustained in the crash, according to a preliminary report that was released.

Feds say railroads must meet PTC deadline

Security and Safety | January 4, 2018

The implementation of PTC was postponed by Congress, which extended a deadline to have the systems in place from 2015 until December of this year and left open the possibility of an additional extension to 2020.

Security and Safety | December 28, 2017

Amtrak service will not return to new bypass route until PTC in place

Three people were killed, and dozens were injured. Federal investigators say they are looking into whether the engineer was distracted.

Rail| December 19, 2017

Washington Amtrak train going 80 mph in 30 mph zone, NTSB says

At least three people were killed and about 100 were injured. Officials also report that PTC was not activated on the train.

Rail| October 10, 2017

Cooperation can advance positive train control

PTC protects rail passengers, workers, and the motoring public. When installed, trains, signals, switches, and dispatching systems are connected on a single network.

Management & Operations| September 12, 2017

HNTB names vehicle solutions manager

Patrick Allen will be responsible for locomotives, passenger cars, and other rolling components of rail systems. He is based in the firm’s Boston office and works with clients nationwide.

Security and Safety | September 5, 2017

Amtrak to equip 310 locomotives with PTC

The equipment will be installed on Amtrak-owned diesel locomotives that primarily operate on national Amtrak network and state-sponsored routes in the east and midwest.

Security and Safety | July 24, 2017

NCTD testing PTC on passenger-carrying trains

The agency's system has been tested for months on a non-revenue train in the Stuart Mesa Rail facility and along the coastal corridor.

Security and Safety | July 10, 2017

Audit launched to explore how federal PTC funds are being used

The latest data from the FRA shows some rail systems are still lagging, with the technology operational along 27% of freight-rail route miles and 23% of passenger-rail route miles, as of the first three months of this year.

Management & Operations| June 7, 2017

HNTB hires 2 rail experts to prepare for PTC deadline

Michael Bogonovich and Michael Haverstick join the company to address infrastructure needs for the approaching legislative deadline.

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