November 14, 2013
Will develop, test and commission a new PTC system for the MTA Metro-North Railroad and MTA Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) commuter lines.
October 2, 2013
Cost and complexity cited as reasons for needing an extension of the 2015 deadline. California Sens. Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein are fighting an extension, saying that if Metrolink can meet the deadline, other railroads should also be able to.
September 17, 2013
Don Orseno, who has been running the commuter rail agency's operations since the departure of former CEO Alex Clifford, weighs in on on-time performance, positive train control and customer service.
August 27, 2013
A division of TUV Rheinland Mobility Inc., the company will primarily address system safety program support to help the railroad achieve system certification from the FRA.
July 23, 2013
Wabtec will provide its Interoperable Electronic Train Management System equipment and installation for seven locomotives and 10 passenger transit cab cars on North County Transit District’s Coaster train. Herzog Technologies was previously awarded a contract to implement PTC for the rail system.
February 21, 2013
Representatives from government, industry, academia and labor will serve as panelists during the forum and discuss safety, regulatory and technology issues surrounding PTC, which is designed to keep trains separated and prevent collisions.
January 17, 2013
North County Transit District is adding the system to all COASTER trains, along the wayside, and in the control office. The Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 requires fully functional PTC systems to be in place on railroads, such as the COASTER, by December 31, 2015.
September 24, 2012
Hosted executive representatives from Class-1 freight railroads, commuter lines and the FRA for live demonstrations of the Trainguard PTC technology from July to September 2012 at the Transportation Technology Center near Pueblo, Colo.
September 13, 2012
Outstanding safety recommendations included, enhance the safety redundancy of [Metro’s] train control system by evaluating track occupancy data on a real-time basis and Implementing cable insulation resistance testing as part of Metrorail’s periodic maintenance program.
September 11, 2012
Unveiled its $200-million crash prevention project for an NTSB official. The agency plans to install PTC on its commuter rail network by December 2013, two years ahead of a federal requirement for nationwide deployment.
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