Issue / Positive Train Control

House to Vote on Budget Deal Today; Procedures Announced for Highway Bill Consideration in House; Senate May Vote on Short-Term Highway Trust Fund Extension Today

October 28, 2015 - 9:00 a.m. Last night, the House Rules Committee set the stage for today’s House consideration of the FY...

Short-Term HTF Extension to Nov. 20 2015

Text of H.R. 3819, a surface transportation extension from October 30 to November 20, 2015, which includes positive train control (PTC)...

Compromise PTC Language Included in House Highway Bill and May Ride in Short-Term HTF Extension As Well

October 23, 2015 The chairmen of the House and Senate committees that over see railroads, Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA) and Sen. John...

T&I Leaders Release Text of Surface Transportation Reauthorization Bill

October 16, 2015 The bipartisan leaders of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee today released the text of their...

What Happens Next With the Surface Transportation Extension?

October 16, 2015 Now that the bipartisan leadership of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has made public the...

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...

Congress May Move Free-Standing PTC Deadline Extension Bill

Following the recent release of a U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report that confirmed that most railroads will not have...

H.R. 3651, House 3-Year Positive Train Control (PTC) Deadline Extension

Text of H.R. 3651, the bipartisan House PTC extension bill, as introduced on September 30, 2015.

House Highway Markup Likely Slipping To First Week of October

September 18, 2015 With the Senate having passed a three-year surface transportation reauthorization bill (which aspires to be a...

GAO Issues New Report Showing Just How Badly Most Railroads Will Miss Dec. 31 PTC Deadline

September 18, 2015 The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a report analyzing the deadline for the implementation of...

Senate Commerce Holds Feinberg Nomination Hearing

September 18, 2015 Yesterday, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a hearing to consider the...

House Highway Bill Markup Schedule Slipping; Still No Plan For Ways and Means Funding Provisions

September 10, 2015 Although members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee had been told to “save the date” of...

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