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Positive Train Control: Additional Authorities Could Benefit Implementation
Positive Train Control: Additional Authorities Could Benefit Implementation
Our Price: $20.00
By Susan A. Fleming
Year: 2013
Pages: 47
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-1-4578-4897-1

Product Code: 145784897X

In the wake of a 2008 commuter train collision that resulted in 25 fatalities, the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (RSIA) was enacted. It requires major freight railroads, Amtrak, and commuter railroads to install positive train control (PTC) on many major routes by the end of 2015. PTC implementation, overseen by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), is a complex endeavor that touches almost every aspect of train operations on major lines. According to FRA, 37 railroads are required to implement PTC. This report examined the status of PTC implementation. It discusses, among other things, railroadsäó» implementation of PTC to date and the challenges, if any, to meeting the 2015 deadline. Tables and figures. This is a print on demand report.

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