31 May '17, 3pm

#Pamplona $197M in federal grants awarded for PTC implementation

#Pamplona $197M in federal grants awarded for PTC implementation

The FRA and FTA received 27 eligible applications requesting $455 million, more than double the $197 million that Congress authorized. The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced the grant recipients who will receive $197 million in competitive grant funding to help commuter and intercity passenger railroads meet the Dec. 31, 2018 deadline to implement Positive Train Control (PTC) systems to improve safety. The $197 million in PTC grant funding, authorized under the FAST Act , will be provided to 17 projects in 13 states. The FRA and FTA received 27 eligible applications requesting $455 million, more than double the $197 million that Congress authorized. The FRA was responsible for the selection of the grant recipients, and the FTA will award and administer the grants during Fiscal Year 2017. "The number of passengers depend...

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

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