At House hearing, NTSB chief expresses concern that not all railroads will meet Dec. 31 PTC deadline

(Source: Transport Topics, September 13, 2018)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Equipping the country’s freight and commercial trains with technology designed to automatically slow down or stop trains traveling at dangerous speeds would improve safety, the head of the National Transportation Safety Board told Congress Sept. 13. Robert Sumwalt, the independent board’s chairman, expressed concern that a significant portion of the country’s railroads, primarily passenger operators, will not meet a Dec. 31 deadline for implementing the positive train control technology.

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