Positive Train Control

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PTC hosting, Herzog-style Herzog Technologies, Inc. (HTI) has rolled out Herzog PTC Hosting, described as “providing Positive Train Control messaging capabilities, back office SaaS (software as a service) and a variety of other PTC services to help railroads meet PTC requirements without large up-front capital investments or lengthy setup timelines.”

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Dutch infrastructure manager Prorail confirmed at this week's TEN-T Days conference in Rotterdam that it is planning to test automated operation of freight trains on the Betuweroute dedicated freight line, which links Rotterdam with the German border near Emmerich. The trials,...
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From Chicago, and Railway Age's Rail Insights Conference and Expo today, June 8: William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age: What opportunities are seen in the international market? Wiggie Shell, President and Chief Executive Officer, Georgetown Rail Equipment Company: We see opportunities...
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From Chicago, and Railway Age's Rail Insights Conference and Expo today, June 7: William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age: What issue does AAR look ahead to now? Ed Hamberger, President and CEO, Association of American Railroads: This year, we're looking at the...
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From Chicago, and Railway Age's Rail Insights Conference and Expo today, June 7: William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief, Railway Age: What has been Union Pacific's progress with PTC? Rob Knight, Chief Financial Officer, Union Pacific: We have been aggressively pursuing completion, with eyes...
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Rockwell Collins on June 2, 2016 launched ARINC RailwayNet℠, described as “a hosted network and messaging platform for passenger and freight railroads” for Positive Train Control, and “designed to increase safety and reliability in the railroad industry and to help...

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Rockwell Collins on June 2, 2016 launched ARINC RailwayNet℠, described as “a hosted network and messaging platform for passenger and freight railroads” for Positive Train Control, and “designed to increase safety and reliability in the railroad industry and to help...
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The Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis on May 24, 2016 awarded Wabtec Corp. a contract worth about $21 million to design, install, test and commission a Positive Train Control (PTC) system. Wabtec will provide its I-ETMS® (Interoperable Electronic Train Management...
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CSX on May 23, 2016 announced several changes to key operational positions. All of the changes are effective June 1. Mike Smith, Vice President-Network Operations, will move into the new role of Vice President-PTC and Strategic Implementation. In that role, Smith...
Executive Summary: After one year of investigation, the National Transportation Safety Board has determined that the cause of the fatal derailment of Amtrak train 188 at Frankford Junction is exactly the same as the cause determined within eight hours by...
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One day after the National Transportation Safety Board released its findings on Amtrak 188's derailment, National Association of Railroad Passengers President Jim Matthews issued this statement on May 18, 2016: The National Transportation Safety Board's (NTSB) investigative findings on May 17,...