Positive Train Control

NTSB Amtrak postderailment in Washington State
Image: Amtrak postderailment in Washington State from NTSB report
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently issued a final report detailing its investigation into the derailment of an Amtrak train…
June 27, 2019
Washington State DOT (WSDOT) officials recently announced the implementation of positive train control (PTC) technology has been fully activated…
March 26, 2019
Only four of the 41 rail systems in the nation required to implement positive train control (PTC) met the end-of-the-year deadline in 2018, according…
January 03, 2019
New advanced-technology electric locomotives are now in service along the Northeast Corridor. The locomotives will save the cost of about 3 billion-…
January 14, 2016
Legislators in the U.S. House are moving to extend the federal deadline for automated train safety control systems that most railroads say they will…
October 01, 2015
According to Chicago area transit officials, Metra has selected Parsons to install positive train control (PTC) on the railroad’s commuter-rail lines…
September 08, 2015
A measure sponsored by Sens. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) has called for spending approximately $1.65 billion annually over the…
June 22, 2015
Railroads looking for an extension on the Dec. 31 deadline to install positive train control (PTC) will not get their wish, according to U.S. DOT…
February 13, 2015
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