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PTC implementation took a leap between 2016-2018

Security and Safety | March 13, 2019

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

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

Rail| February 27, 2019

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.

Technology| November 16, 2018

The 'Genius' Idea for Improving Rail Signaling Accuracy

Ultra-Wideband can provide five-centimeter accuracy location for all cars in the tunnels with very low cost to deploy.  

Rail| November 13, 2018

Commuter rail makes significant, substantial PTC progress: APTA

Ninety-six percent of 16,722 wayside (on track equipment) installations have been completed.

Management & Operations| October 15, 2018

Metrolink's Art Leahy announces retirement

A 47-year veteran of the transportation industry, Leahy joined Metrolink after leading Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority as CEO from 2009 to 2015.

Security and Safety | September 17, 2018

Metra marks completion of major PTC milestone

Chicago is the most complex railroad network in the country, with 1,300 to 1,400 trains operating over multiple railroads every day.

Management & Operations| September 13, 2018

Metrolink honors memory of those killed, injured in 2008 train crash

Ten years ago, a Metrolink passenger train collided head-on with a Union Pacific freight train in the Chatsworth area.

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