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.
Eno Transportation Weekly
Category: Positive Train Control
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.
October 3, 2018 – Three months from the Dec. 31 deadline, New Jersey Transit told the Senate Commerce Committee at a hearing yesterday that it is “working diligently” to catch up on installation and qualify for an alternative schedule under the positive train control (PTC) law.
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.
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.
June 1, 2017 – The U.S. Department of Transportation announced on May 31 that it has awarded $197 million in federal grants to 17 transportation departments and authorities.
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.
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.
September 18, 2015 – The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a report analyzing the deadline for the implementation of positive train control (PTC). The report concluded that the majority of railroads will not be able to meet the deadline of December 31, 2015.
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.
August 12, 2015 – Last Friday afternoon, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) submitted a report to Congress detailing the specific progress that U.S.