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Amtrak cites customer satisfaction, safety as factors for record ridership

Rail| November 11, 2019

This year, the agency became the first major U.S.-based railroad to implement a Safety Management System, a proactive approach to managing safety, resulting in significant improvement.

Denver RTD moves N Line opening date to May or August of 2020

Rail| September 25, 2019

RTD had previously stated that its goal was to open the rail line during the first quarter of 2020.

Security and Safety | September 11, 2019

FRA report finds PTC progress continues to be steady

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.

Rail| August 21, 2019

NTSB to railroads: Finish the job implementing Positive Train Control

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. 

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