RT&S Editor-in-Chief Bill Wilson covers the top news stories of the week.
Positive Train Control
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New Jersey Transit met the December 31, 2020 federally mandated deadline for implementing Positive Train Control. NJT President and CEO Kevin Corbett discusses the project’s complexity, and the “come from behind” coordination and
Positive Train Control (PTC) could have prevented the Amtrak derailment over I-5 that killed three people in DuPont, Wash. The technology was not yet installed in 2017. It’s there now, and officials
Bid teams for HART’s final leg of light-rail construction revealed, but construction still at a standstill Amtrak completes Delaware third track project NJ Transit CEO puts job on the line if PTC
NJ Transit CEO Kevin Corbett says his agency will meet the Dec. 31 federal deadline for the successful installation of Positive Train Control (PTC). In fact, he’s so confident he is willing
Permits, a lawsuit and the Texas state legislature are in the way of high-speed rail project More rail tunnel problems for San Francisco’s Municipal Transportation Agency Maryland is ready to seek new
APTA: Commuter rail industry on track to meet year-end PTC deadline Severe drought may have caused track collapse in Maryland Washington Metro safety improvement report not complete There is still a chance
The National Transportation Safety Board is once again calling for federal railroad regulators to mandate the use of inward- and outward-facing cameras on train locomotives after investigating an Ohio collision between two CSX trains.
Arizona bridge that partially collapsed could be up and running by Aug. 14. High-speed rail bridge in Calif. is a standing disaster. FRA encouraged by significant advancements in PTC implementation. Design for
The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) is doing pretty well with implementing Positive Train Control. The latest report from the Federal Railroad Administration shows LIRR has PTC on just over 72 percent
The U.S. DOT’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) released a quarterly status update on railroads’ self-reported progress, as of June 30, 2020, toward fully implementing positive train control (PTC) systems by Dec. 31,
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) called out four transit agencies for being behind in meeting the Dec. 31 deadline for Positive Train Control (PTC) implementation. NJ Transit was one of them, but
The U.S. DOT Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) released a quarterly status update on railroads’ self-reported progress, as of March 31, 2020, toward fully implementing positive train control (PTC) systems by Dec. 31,
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today released a quarterly status update on railroads’ self-reported progress, as of December 31, 2019, toward fully implementing positive train control (PTC) systems
On January 31, RT&S reported that a New Jersey state auditor report questioned whether NJ Transit would be able to meet the December 31, 2020 deadline for the installation operation of positive train
According to the Association of American Railroads, PTC is up and running on over 98 percent of the Class 1 rail mileage required by law to have it. Here is a AAR