News Tagged With: positive-train-control
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May 20, 2014

Metro-North announces sweeping series of safety reforms

The reforms address factors identified during several serious safety incidents over the last year, as well as issues identified by an in-depth FRA review of its operating practices that took place this past winter.


April 30, 2014

N.Y. MTA expedites positive train control installation efforts

The board committees approved the expansion of a contract with a joint venture of Bombardier Transportation/Siemens Rail Automation by an additional $11.3 million.


March 12, 2014

Amtrak to install PTC, upgrade high-speed corridor in 2014

Also plans to expand station accessibility for passengers with disabilities, with continuation of existing construction work at eight stations in three states and new construction activities at 21 stations in eight additional states.


February 20, 2014

Metrolink to debut collision avoidance system

Officials for the Los Angeles-based commuter rail service vowed to act a year ahead of the mandated federal deadline for the positive train control technology.


December 17, 2013

Wabtec to supply Sound Transit with PTC for $34M

Will provide its Interoperable Electronic Train Management System equipment and installation for 16 locomotives and 18 passenger transit cab cars as well as signal design and communications, mapping and systems integration.


November 14, 2013

Siemens, Bombardier to upgrade N.Y. train control systems

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

Railroad officials request extension to install PTC

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

Interim CEO looks to regain public's trust in Metra

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

Alaska Railroad awards contract to Rail Safety Consulting for PTC

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, Herzog to equip San Diego rail with PTC for $9M

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.


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