Topic : deadline

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NJ Transit concedes it will not meet PTC deadline

Security and Safety | June 27, 2018

Corbett’s statement comes on the heels of a letter sent to NJ Transit by the FRA that said the agency was at risk of failing to meet the requirements to even apply for the extension.

FRA to host symposium on PTC's statutory requirements

Rail| June 7, 2018

The event is intended to bring together FRA’s PTC experts and all 41 railroads congressionally mandated to implement PTC systems.

Security and Safety | October 20, 2015

Railroads warn of widespread shutdowns unless PTC deadline extended

The freight rail industry needs until the end of 2018 to install the necessary hardware and until the end of 2020 to have it fully tested and operational, said Ed Hamberger, president and CEO for the Association of American Railroads.

Bus| October 1, 2015

House moves to delay PTC deadline

A bipartisan measure has been introduced in the lower chamber that would push back the deadline for most railroads to install automated train technology until December 2018.

Rail| September 23, 2015

Metra will have to shut down unless PTC deadline extended

If Metra is unable to operate beyond December, it will work to ensure an orderly shutdown of its system and communicate with its customers with sufficient time for them to consider the effects of the shutdown, the resolution also states.

Security and Safety | September 10, 2015

Amtrak service may be curtailed if PTC deadline isn't extended

Only about a third of Amtrak’s 31.6 million passengers in fiscal 2013 traveled on its own tracks, so the majority may be affected if the freight railroads curtail or stop services.

Security and Safety | June 26, 2015

FRA to enforce PTC deadline, impose penalties

Beginning Jan. 1, 2016 the FRA will begin imposing penalties on railroads that have not fully implemented the safety technology. Railroads that fail to meet the deadline face potential fines of up to $25,000 per day.

Rail| October 2, 2013

Railroad officials request extension to install PTC

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.
Accessibility| March 14, 2012

UPDATED: Senate authorization bill passes 74-22

The vote steps up pressure on the House to drop its troubled five-year bill and instead adapt the Senate version before the current extension expires March 31.

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