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Sec. Chao urges swift PTC implementation among US railroads U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary Elaine Chao sent a form letter to 47 Class 1, intercity and state and local transit authorities to stress the urgency and importance of implementing positive train control (PTC) by Dec. 31, 2018.

csx’s-16b-2018-capital-plan-reflects-22-decrease-over-2017
CSX plans a 2018 capital program of $1.6 billion as it continues to strive toward greater capital efficiencies as part of its implementation of precision scheduled railroading.   "There is no turning back," CSX CEO Jim Foote...
update-on-amtrak-safety-culture-ptc-plan-requested-by-reps-defazio-and-capuano
Two U.S. Representatives who serve on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure have requested an update on Amtrak's safety culture and implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC).   House T&I Committee Ranking Member Peter DeFazio (D-OR)...
ntsb-preliminary-report-on-amtrak-501-accident-says-ptc-would-have-prevented-over-speed
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released its preliminary report on the Amtrak 501 accident in Washington state and explains that positive train control (PTC) could have prevented the over speed condition. The train, which was...
sec-chao-urges-swift-ptc-implementation-among-us-railroads
U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary Elaine Chao sent a form letter to 47 Class 1, intercity and state and local transit authorities to stress the urgency and importance of implementing positive train control (PTC)...
next-round-of-rtd-g-line-testing-to-focus-on-cs-systems
The Regional Transportation District (RTD) of Denver, Colo., has resumed testing on its G Line as of today, emphasizing the evaluation of its communication and signaling systems.     RTD its contractor, Denver Transit Partners (DTP), say commuter...

mta-unveils-19-finalists-for-genius-challenge
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) released the names of the 19 finalists in three categories as part of "The MTA Genius Transit Challenge."   The Genius Challenge was launched in May and seeks to identify innovative solutions...
keolis-mbta-driving-toward-drones
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV, aka, drones) are becoming an important tool in railroad engineering and maintenance. Keolis Commuter Services, which operates regional/commuter rail for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, is among the latest to adopt...
mta-board-approves-contract-for-metro-north-station-enhancements
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board has approved a $91.5 million design-build contract to the firm Halmar International to make improvements to five Metro-North stations. Metro-North Railroad's White Plains, Harlem-125th Street, Crestwood, Port Chester and Riverdale...
wmata-identifies-cause-of-red-line-signal-problem
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) has identified a communications cable in need of replacement along a segment of its Red Line.     WMATA said the cable is about 40 years old and dates back to the...
panynj-approves-2018-budgets-approves-superstorm-sandy-repairs
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) Board of Commissioners approved the agency's 2018 Budget consisting of $3.2 billion for operating expenses and $3.4 billion for capital expenses on Dec. 7. Additionally,...

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