Eno Transportation Weekly

Category: Positive Train Control

All Railroads With PTC Requirements Claim to Meet Dec. 31 Deadline

January 3, 2019 – All 41 railroads with positive train control (PTC) requirements submitted by Dec. 31, 2018 documentation claiming they fully implemented PTC or else qualified for an “alternative schedule,” the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced on New Year’s Eve.

Q3 PTC Reports Show Some Railroads Still At Risk of Missing Deadline

November 29, 2018 – According to railroads’ third-quarter 2018 reports released by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), four railroads are at risk of failing to qualify for an alternative schedule to finish implementing positive train control (PTC) by the Dec. 31, 2018 deadline.

As PTC Deadline Approaches, Focus Turns to Interoperability

September 14, 2018 – As the Dec. 31 deadline to fully implement positive train control (PTC) or else qualify for an alternative schedule approaches, railroads and regulators are already turning towards challenges that will remain after 2018.

Senate Subcommittee Questions Commuter Rail’s Lack of PTC Progress

May 17, 2018 – The lack of progress in implementing Positive Train Control (PTC) on the part of some commuter rail lines fell under scrutiny at a hearing Wednesday of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies.

Future Of Stand-Alone PTC Deadline Extension Uncertain

October 8, 2015 The White House joined the Positive Train Control (PTC) discussion this week, with spokesman Frank Benenati yesterday commenting to Bloomberg that “[the White House] believe[s] it is important that the [U.S.] Department of Transpor… Sorry – you don’t have access to this item.

Congress May Move Free-Standing PTC Deadline Extension Bill

October 1, 2015 – Following the recent release of a U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report that confirmed that most railroads will not have positive train control (PTC) fully implemented (or be anywhere close to full implementation) by the statutory December 31, 2015 deadline, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee (T&I) chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA), ranking member Peter DeFazio (D-OR), and Railroad Subcommittee chairman and ranking member Jeff Denham (R-CA) and Michael Capuano (D-MA) proposed a new bill that would extend the PTC implementation deadline from December 31, 2015 to December 31, 2018.

Senate Hearing Examines 12/31/2015 Positive Train Control Deadline

June 11, 2015 – The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held a hearing on June 10th about passenger rail safety, following the aftermath of the Amtrak derailment north of Philadephia in May. The hearing specifically focused on efforts to implement positive train control (PTC), a safety system that, according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), would have prevented the Philadelphia derailment had it been installed and activated.

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