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Positive Train Control (PTC): Overview and Policy Issues
Positive Train Control (PTC): Overview and Policy Issues
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By Jeffrey C. Peters (au); John Frittelli (au)
Year: 2012
Pages: 20
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-1-4578-3811-8

Product Code: 1457838117

The Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (RSIA08) requires implementation of positive train control (PTC) on railroads which carry passengers or have high-volume freight traffic with toxic-or poisonous-by-inhalation hazardous materials. PTC is a communications and signaling system identified by the Nat. Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) as a technology capable of preventing accidents caused by train operator or dispatcher error. PTC is expected to reduce the number of accidents due to excessive speed, conflicting train movements, and engineer failure to obey wayside signals. It would not prevent incidents due to trespassing on railroadsäó» right-of-way or at highway-rail grade crossings, where the vast majority of rail-related fatalities occur. Contents of this report: Introduction; Rail Safety and PTC; The Basics of PTC; Implementation; Cost and Benefits: Safety Benefits from PTC Preventable Accidents; Policy Issues: Interoperability; Communication Spectrum; Avoiding Barriers to Market Entry; 2015 Implementation Deadline; Options for Congress. Figures and table. This is a print on demand report.

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