Positive Train Control

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FRA's Szabo views Siemens plant PTC work Federal Railroad Administrator Joseph C. Szabo on Friday, May 30, 2014 toured a Siemens rail automation plant in Louisville, Ky., which is producing components for new Positive Train Control (PTC) systems.

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In a July 20, 2014 letter to SMART-Transportation Division International Representative John W. Babler and General Chairperson Randall S. Knutson, former United Transportation Union International President Paul C. Thompson expresses his support for the tentative agreement on one-person train crews...
A gutsy, proactive, and far-sighted collaboration between BNSF and a general committee of its largest labor union has produced a tentative agreement to allow freight trains equipped with Positive Train Control (PTC) to operate as early as next year with...
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Dramatically debunking the onus of "car-culture" status, Los Angeles is on the move to move more of its area residents with numerous rail options. When Railway Age detailed the debut of Los Angeles's 22-mile Blue Line Light Rail Transit, linking the City...
Herzog Technologies, Inc. (HTI) said Tuesday, July 1, 2014 it has partnered with Lilee Systems  “to provide innovative Positive Train Control Solutions.  HTI chose Lilee’s suite of products to support HTI’s Commercial ITCM Federation Hosting solution.” The parties reached agreement...
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October 28 & 29, 2014  |  Washington Marriott Hotel  |  Washington, DC · MIXED TRAFFIC: Meeting the Challenges · Join Railway Age at this premier event — the industry’s only conference on freight-plus-passenger railroading. Now in its 21st year, Passenger Trains on Freight Railroads is the only rail...

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Federal Railroad Administrator Joseph C. Szabo on Friday, May 30, 2014 toured a Siemens rail automation plant in Louisville, Ky., which is producing components for new Positive Train Control (PTC) systems. Szabo (seen in photo at left) linked the tour, and...
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Congress and the FRA perceive PTC primarily as a safety measure to counteract human error and prevent accidents. But rail industry suppliers seek to make PTC, and CBTC too, something with far greater utility than that, as railways scramble to...
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Strategic business plans aligned with a strategic technology plan can provide more-effective interchange data and traffic control processes. Several years ago, a Class I operations vice president engaged my services to investigate the extraordinary amount of crew deadheading that the railroad...
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The pressing issue for the railroad industry’s communications and signal engineers is whether or not Positive Train Control (PTC) is going to be complete and fully functional by the fast-approaching Dec. 31, 2015, deadline. For some elements of the U.S. government—in...
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Bombardier Transportation has selected Lilee Systems to assist in the design and build of Positive Train Control (PTC) for New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). The effort involves installation of wireless and wired ACSES II communications for both the Long...