Issue / Positive Train Control

House Hearing Looks At Commuter Rail Needs

The House Railroad Subcommittee held a hearing on September 24 to examine the state of commuter rail in America. The hearing heard...

As 2020 Deadline Looms, Railroads Face PTC Implementation Challenges

August 1, 2019 The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation convened for a hearing on July 31 regarding the current...

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...

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...

NJ Transit “Working Diligently” Toward PTC Deadline, but has Miles to Go

October 3, 2018 Three months from a statutory December 31 deadline, New Jersey Transit told the Senate Commerce Committee at a...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of October 2, 2018

Wednesday, October 3 – Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation – full committee hearing on positive train control...

As PTC Deadline Approaches, Focus Turns to Interoperability

September 14, 2018 As the December 31 deadline to fully implement positive train control (PTC) or else qualify for an alternative...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of September 10, 2018

Thursday, September 13 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials...

FRA Announces $204M in PTC Grants as New Reporting Shows Progress Towards Meeting Deadline

August 24, 2018 This week, the Federal Railroad Administration announced the recipients of $203.7 million in fiscal year 2018 grants...

Senate Floor Amendment Log – FY 2019 Transportation Appropriations

Senate Amendment Log – FY 2019 Department of Transportation Appropriations Updated through the close of business on July 31,...

FRA Solicits Applications for More Rail Grant Funds

July 20, 2018 This week, the Federal Railroad Administration issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity for $318 million in railroad...

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...

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