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Amtrak testing PTC on New York-to-D.C. line

Posted on June 12, 2015

NEW YORK — Amtrak won government approval to test positive train control (PTC) between New York and Washington, but the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) warned the system could face "harmful interference" from rival freight railroad systems along another busy track between Boston and New Haven, Conn., Reuters reported.

The National Transportation Safety Board said PTC would have prevented last month's accident in Philadelphia, which occurred when an Amtrak train derailed on a bend while traveling at more than twice the 50 mile-per-hour. For the full story, click here.

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