The 2018 University of Delaware Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering “Big Data in Railroad Maintenance Planning Conference,” held Dec. 13-14, spotlighted the progress the industry is making in dealing with Big
Positive Train Control (PTC)
CN says it met its year-end deadline to install positive train control (PTC) equipment across its system. The Class 1 also announced it is seeking a two-year extension “to complete deployment and
The Regional Transportation District has released a 35-page plan outlining the steps it will take to resolve issues with crossing gates on the line that serves the Denver International Airport. The plan is
The Amtrak Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a report of Sept. 28 identifying eight major management and performance challenges it sees the railroad having to face in fiscal years 2019 and
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has submitted a Request for Extension to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for full Positive Train Control (PTC) system deployment to December 2020.
Metra has completed the installation of all hardware required for Positive Train Control (PTC) implementation. To celebrate the achievement, the commuter rail service provider held a press conference and event for its
The Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials for the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held its second hearing of the year to focus on implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC)
Metra will not raise fares in 2019, but service reductions could occur beginning in 2020 if the commuter rail system doesn’t receive an infusion of public aid.
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) in the Federal Register for $46.3 million in Positive Train Control (PTC) System Grants.
Union Pacific released its data, as of Aug. 17, 2018, detailing its progress implementing positive train control (PTC).