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Amtrak could ban NJ Transit trains if PTC installation is not completed

Posted on February 20, 2018

New Jersey Transportation Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti said last month that measures were being taken to meet the deadline.
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New Jersey Transportation Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti said last month that measures were being taken to meet the deadline.Fan Railer

TRENTON, N.J. — CBSNewYork reports that Amtrak could prevent NJ TRANSIT trains from using its tracks between Trenton and New York if the transit agency doesn’t finish installing positive train control (PTC).

In a filing to federal regulators last week, NJ TRANSIT reported that through December, the braking system had only been installed in 35 of 440 locomotives and on none of 11 track segments. Amtrak President/CEO Richard Anderson told a House subcommittee that the agency is worried passengers are being put at risk by delays in installing the technology that’s designed to prevent crashes.

New Jersey Transportation Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti said last month that measures were being taken to meet the deadline. For the full story, click here.

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