Topic : PTC

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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.

FRA approves MBTA's PTC program extension to 2020

Security and Safety | January 9, 2019

Work to install PTC infrastructure on the MBTA Commuter Rail network is in various stages of completion and testing on each line.

Security and Safety | January 3, 2019

Calif.'s NCTD completes full PTC implementation

Is one of only four U.S. agencies that has completed PTC implementation by the federally-mandated deadline of Dec. 31, 2018.

Rail| December 21, 2018

Siemens awarded $846M Amtrak contract for 75 locomotives

Delivery of the new locomotives will begin in summer 2021, with passenger service starting in fall 2021.

Security and Safety | December 18, 2018

NJ TRANSIT reaches major PTC milestone

The achievement means agency can apply for an alternative schedule to have PTC fully operational by the end of 2020.

Security and Safety | November 26, 2018

Rail systems continue to make progress on PTC implementation

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.

Government Issues| October 10, 2018

U.S. DOT provides $63B-plus for transportation improvements in 2018

Has released Notices of Funding Opportunity for nearly 90% of the funding from FY 2018 to solicit applications.

Security and Safety | September 28, 2018

NCTD receives conditional certification of PTC system

The move enables agency to enter into interoperability testing, meaning other carriers who operate on NCTD-owned rail can test their PTC system for integration with NCTD’s.

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