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3 spatial tools to help you maintain your wayside PTC assets

Rail| June 26, 2019

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

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

Security and Safety | May 29, 2019

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.

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.

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