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FRA report finds PTC progress continues to be steady

Security and Safety | September 11, 2019

As of June 30, PTC systems were in operation on approximately 50,300 (87%) of the nearly 58,000 route miles required to be equipped by Congress.

NTSB to railroads: Finish the job implementing Positive Train Control

Rail| August 21, 2019

Press event coincided with the 50th anniversary of a train collision in Darien, Conn., that killed four people and injured 43 others.

Rail| June 26, 2019

3 spatial tools to help you maintain your wayside PTC assets

With thousands of pieces of new infrastructure, railroads are asking: How are we going to manage all these safety-critical PTC assets?

Security and Safety | May 29, 2019

PTC now operating on 48K plus miles, according to FRA report

All 41 railroads subject to the statutory mandate complied with the law by Dec. 31, 2018.

Security and Safety | May 22, 2019

Inadequate planning, insufficient training led to Amtrak derailment

In December 2017, Amtrak Cascades train 501 derailed on an overpass as it entered a 30-mph curve at approximately 78 mph.

Security and Safety | March 13, 2019

PTC implementation took a leap between 2016-2018

In a statement from the U.S. DOT, implementation jumped from 24% to 30% for passenger rail and 16% to 83% for freight. 

Rail| February 27, 2019

Governor calls for NJ TRANSIT to reveal re-launch date for rail lines

Service on three trains has been suspended since September.

Rail| January 30, 2019

Sound Transit link completes install, certification of PTC

Completed implementation on all Sounder commuter rail vehicles that run between Lakewood and Everett. 

Security and Safety | January 10, 2019

Metra unveils new line schedule allowing for PTC operation

Under PTC, the crew of a train must initialize the system (enter train and route information) before each individual run.

Security and Safety | November 26, 2018

Rail systems continue to make progress on PTC implementation

Safety tech is in operation on 71% of freight railroads’ required route miles, and 26% of passenger railroads’ required route miles.

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