This week, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Federal Railroad Administrator Joseph Szabo announced safety regulations requiring Positive Train Control (PTC) technology to be installed on major rail lines around the nation, as well as commuter and intercity passenger rail routes.

Train control systems such as PTC are now mandatory for most passenger rail operations and for trains hauling certain hazardous materials, but are not required for closed passenger rail systems such as light rail, rapid transit and subways.

You have to tip your hat to this administration for many things if you’re in the public transportation industry, including its increased focus on funding and safety of the systems that carry millions every day.

This is just another example of the strides being made by the present administration to show how important the passenger carrying industry is to this nation and its growth.


Alex Roman
Alex Roman

Managing Editor