Topic : PTC

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FRA taking proactive approach to help railroads meet PTC requirement

Rail| March 20, 2018

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.

Metrom Rail wins NY MTA 'Genius Transit Challenge'

Rail| March 12, 2018

The company's submission, PTCS-2, provides an increase in train operating efficiency and safety with significant reductions in cost and deployment time compared to legacy train control systems.

Security and Safety | February 20, 2018

Amtrak could ban NJ Transit trains if PTC installation is not completed

President/CEO Richard Anderson told a House subcommittee that the agency is worried passengers are being put at risk by delays in installing the technology that’s designed to prevent crashes.

Management & Operations| January 23, 2018

Governor orders NJ Transit audit

The audit will include a review of NJ Transit's finances, leadership structure, hiring process, and customer service.

Government Issues| January 18, 2018

House bill would provide $2.6B for PTC implementation

Amtrak promised PTC will be installed and activated on the Cascades line “during the third quarter of 2018,” in a letter last week from CEO Richard Anderson to Washington and Oregon transportation directors.

Security and Safety | January 5, 2018

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

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.

Security and Safety | January 4, 2018

Feds say railroads must meet PTC deadline

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.


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