Positive Train Control (PTC)

FRA releases NPRM on PTC systems and reporting

With the Positive Train Control (PTC) implementation deadline of December 31, 2020 just three days away, last week the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued a “Notice of Proposed Rulemaking,” or NPRM to

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Union Pacific completes PTC implementation on its system

Union Pacific recently completed Positive Train Control (PTC) implementation, activating its final track segment. The technology is now implemented on all the company’s federally mandated rail lines, including required passenger train routes.

PTC Virtual Lab at Norfolk Southern

Norfolk Southern has created a virtual positive train control (PTC) lab that offers a sophisticated way to test the latest PTC technology without having to do it with live trains on the

PTC interoperability moving forward, but slowly

Freightwaves is reporting that the Federal Railroad Administration’s Q2 PTC progress report released Monday said that 23.3 percent of the nation’s domestic railroad operations have achieved interoperability.  Interoperability was at 16 percent at

Federal Railroad Administration provides Q2 PTC update

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today provided a quarterly status update on railroads’ progress in fully implementing positive train control (PTC) systems.  Based on railroads’ Second Quarter 2019 PTC Progress Reports which

GAO PTC report – update

RT&S reported Thursday (Aug. 1) that the Government Accounting Office (GAO) released a statement saying that while the railroads are making good progress on the installation of Positive Train Control (PTC) on

GAO reports PTC focus turning to interoperability

The Government Accounting Office released a statement yesterday pointing out that much work remains to be done for the railroad industry to achieve interoperability among individual PTC systems. The statement says “Full

Senate Commerce Committee reviews PTC status tomorrow

Rail freight industry representatives and other officials will appear before the Senate Commerce Committee tomorrow, Wednesday, July 31, to brief lawmakers on the status of Positive Train Control (PTC) technology implementation on