21 Feb '17, 7pm

@APTA_info report finds commuter rail industry continues to make progress on PTC implementation

@APTA_info report finds commuter rail industry continues to make progress on PTC implementation

According to updated analyses done by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), the commuter rail industry continues to make significant progress on implementing positive train control (PTC) and is on schedule to meet the congressional deadline of December 2018. The analyses were based on information available as of Dec. 31, 2016. According to APTA's analyses, some of the results are as follows: 23% of the 3,150 route miles are either in service or in full PTC demonstration mode, while awaiting Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) approvals. 30% of the 3,400 locomotives and cab cars are installed with PTC hardware. 40% of the 35 back office control systems are ready for operation. 70% of spectrum has been acquired and 50% of the 1,000 radio towers have been erected. 24% of the 13,000 employees have been trained in PTC. 19% of commuter rail agencies were 100% ...

Full article: http://www.metro-magazine.com/security-and-safety/news/72...

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