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Commuter railroads have catching up to do ahead of PTC deadline

(Source: Politico, November 26, 2019)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Railroads are making progress on meeting a statutory mandate to install positive train control, but some hurdles still remain ahead of a rapidly approaching December 2020 deadline. The Federal Railroad Administration released data through Oct. 31 on Monday, showing that in total, PTC systems are governing operations on 92.4 percent of the required route miles. Freight railroads are especially close to completing the mandate, but commuter railroads continue to lag behind, with PTC systems operating in revenue service on less than half of the 3,129 required route miles.

Full story: Politico

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

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