Bells & Whistles—D.C. Metro still has issues with its safety plan

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

NTSB: Alcohol, PTC restricted mode caused Ohio train accident

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.

Bells & Whistles: High-speed rail bridge has problems that need to be addressed

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

LIRR rejects FRA’s interoperability claim with Positive Train Control

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

FRA encouraged by significant advancements in PTC implementation

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,

FRA puts NJ Transit on notice regarding PTC, but agency is accelerating testing

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

Commuter railroads trail freight railroads in PTC implementation, but some progress made

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,

FRA Publishes Q4 2019 PTC Implementation Status Updates

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

NJ Transit says it will have PTC installed by deadline

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

PTC in operation on over 98 percent of required Class 1 route miles

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

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