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October 22, 2014

FRA releases Metra safety assessment findings

The assessment finds Metra to be generally compliant with federal safety regulations, but also directs the commuter railroad to take immediate steps to enhance its safety culture, which is an area of concern, and to better utilize safety technology.


July 29, 2014

N.Y. MTA investing in additional safety measures

Its 2015 budget includes $84 million in safety initiatives, and safety investments will total $363 million over the entire 2015 to 2018 four-year Financial Plan. The MTA Board will vote on next year’s final Financial Plan in December.


May 30, 2014

Rail Administrator Szabo visits Siemens plant

During his visit, he highlighted the importance of the GROW AMERICA Act, the Obama Administration’s four-year, $302 billion reauthorization bill now before Congress, which will provide $19 billion for rail.


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 20, 2014

Metro-North, LIRR to install video/audio recorders

Meanwhile, both railroads are working together to procure and install Positive Train Control as quickly as possible.


February 24, 2014

Metrolink demos new PTC system

Wabtec's I-ETMS PTC System will be implemented on select trains that share BNSF tracks on the Metrolink 91 Line, Orange County Line and Inland Empire-Orange County Line.


January 16, 2014

NTSB unveils 2014 Top 10 'Most Wanted' improvements

Improving operational safety in rail transit made the list for the first time. The list also includes making improvements to occupant protection and fire safety, doing more to prevent distracted and impaired driving.


December 23, 2013

Ansaldo STS wins LIRR signaling contract

The upgrade will increase the safety and reliability of the line and support the LIRR’s planned PTC system.


December 18, 2013

Amtrak chief: PTC investment, cooperation needed

In an op-ed piece, Joseph Boardman said Congress, the FRA, the rail industry and all other players involved need to re-double their commitment, provide funding, act with determination and eliminate roadblocks to achieve PTC implementation as soon as possible.


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.


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