April 2, 2012

Metrolink to have positive train control by next year

LOS ANGELES — All Metrolink commuter trains will be outfitted with positive train control (PTC) by next year, two years ahead of a federally mandated deadline for the safety system, according to AP.

The $200 million system is on an accelerated pace thanks to a $20.9 million grant from the California Department of Transportation. The grant was part of $203 million in Proposition 1B funding that Caltrans recently awarded to transit systems and cities around the state for more than 80 projects to improve public transit. For the full story, click here.

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