March 12, 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
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
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
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.
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