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Time Running Out for Commuter Rail Positive Train Control Fix

Security and Safety | October 5, 2015

While 29% of U.S. systems are targeting to complete installation by the deadline, potential fines of up to $25,000 a day could await those that don’t comply if an extension isn’t passed.

Metrolink evaluating railcar safety after February crash

Security and Safety | September 4, 2015

The railcars have features designed to reduce deaths and injuries, such as energy-absorbing crush zones. Metrolink had said those features reduced the carnage in February when one of its trains struck a pickup truck that mistakenly drove onto the tracks near Oxnard. The crash killed the engineer and injured 27 passengers.

Management & Operations| September 2, 2015

Metrolink hires FHWA CFO to become Deputy CEO

In 2008, Elissa Konove was selected as the chief financial officer for the FHWA where she was the senior executive responsible for Federal highway budget, financial, and acquisition matters.

Security and Safety | July 22, 2015

[Video] Sen. Barbara Boxer discusses benefits of positive train control

U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) visited Los Angeles Union Station on July 17th to discuss the safety benefits of Positive Train Control (PTC) and to highlight the need to quickly implement this life-saving technology nationwide. Published on Jul 21, 2015

Sustainability| July 1, 2015

Metrolink receives $41M for low-emission locomotives

Tier 4 locomotives are expected to reduce particulate matter and nitrogen oxide emissions by more than 85% compared to current Tier 0 locomotive engines.

Security and Safety | June 24, 2015

Calif.'s Metrolink operating PTC on 341 miles of agency-hosted lines

Following approval from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Metrolink began operating PTC RSD on the last of Metrolink's hosted rail system on June 14. RSD simply means trains in revenue service or in Metrolink's case, with passengers on board.

Rail| April 2, 2015

Metrolink PSAs to hit L.A. movie theaters

In January, George Gregory “Greg” Plitt Jr., a reality television star, was killed by a train in Burbank during a film shoot on the tracks. Since his death, the rail system says Hollywood has become more aware of the dangers around train tracks, but the focus is now on moviegoers who officials hope will not try to mimic movie scenes.

Rail| March 18, 2015

RailPlan Int'l secures Metrolink PTC technical services contract

To ensure consistent behavior of the PTC powering system, the company will provide modifications to 57 of the 59 Hyundai Rotem Cab Cars in Metrolink’s fleet. Those modifications aim to prevent incomplete software uploads by providing sufficient battery life.

Management & Operations| March 13, 2015

Metrolink taps outgoing L.A. chief to lead agency

One of the nation's leading transit officials, Art Leahy served as CEO of L.A. Metro for six years. During that time, he guided implementation of one of the largest public works programs in U.S. history, securing billions in federal and state dollars to help finance construction of dozens of transit and highway projects.

Security and Safety | March 3, 2015

Train engineer in Metrolink derailment crash dies

The death of train engineer Glenn Steele, 62, marks the first fatality in the Feb. 24 crash in which a Metrolink train struck a truck stopped on the Ventura County Line tracks and derailed, injuring 28.

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