December 4, 2013
The FRA asked Congress to grant extensions for positive train control on some rail lines and allow alternative technologies, according to a Government Accountability Office report published in August.
November 11, 2013
The decision adopts new rules in General Order 175 and reflects years of discussion, debate, and collaboration in this proceeding and amongst California’s rail transit industry experts and stakeholders.
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.
October 1, 2013
Once in place, the CMU-2000 family of communications manager units will enhance the safety and performance of passenger rail service by enabling fast, reliable transmission of PTC data signals and commands.
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.
April 16, 2013
Combining respective expertise with Lilee Systems in advanced communications systems and rail signaling technologies, the two companies have developed an Interoperable Train Control solution that for the first time offers the industry a Wayside Interface Unit with Systems Management Agent functionality.
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.
February 12, 2013
In a letter to FCC Chairman Genachowski, the transportation leaders ask the FCC to allow for due diligence by ensuring that any timelines contained in a proposed rulemaking relating to the 5.9 GHz band are consistent with the NTIA schedule for completing its quantitative evaluation and issuing final recommendations.
February 11, 2013
The "Positive Train Control: Is it on Track?" forum will be held in the NTSB Conference Center in Washington, D.C., and is free and open to the public. A detailed agenda and a list of speakers are forthcoming.
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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