Positive Train Control

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MTA’s Prendergast at NGTC: “Nothing more important than CBTC and PTC” As an agency with extensive rapid transit (New York City Transit) and regional/commuter rail (Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North) networks, the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority is deeply involved both with CBTC (communications-based train control) and federally mandated PTC (positive train control).

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Herzog Technologies, Inc. (HTI) has entered into a contract with short line holding company Watco Companies, LLC to provide PTC (positive train control) program management and back office hosting services. Through this arrangement, which HTI describes as a “strategic partnership,” HTI...
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Herzog Technologies Inc. (HTI) on Sept. 19, 2016 launched a Cloud-based PTC (positive train control) system using technology from Red Hat, Inc., a provider of open-source systems. HTI chose to build its new PTC system on a “private cloud” powered by...
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Officials on opposite sides of the country outlined plans to enhance safety of local rail systems using recently awarded federal funds. In California, the Rosecrans/Marquardt intersection in Santa Fe Springs, labeled as the most hazardous grade crossing in the state by...
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A quarterly status update released Aug. 17, 2016 by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) “underscores the need for railroads to implement Positive Train Control (PTC) as quickly and safely as possible.” The update also “highlights the Administration’s repeated calls for...
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Eleven projects across six states and the District of Columbia will receive grants from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to assist in the implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC). FRA awarded $25 million to the projects, as appropriated by Congress for...

fra-awards--million-for-ptc-implementation
Eleven projects across six states and the District of Columbia will receive grants from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to assist in the implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC). FRA awarded $25 million to the projects, as appropriated by Congress for...
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The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) announced on August 16 that it has received a grant from FY2016 Railroad Safety Technology Grant Funds, made available through the Department of Transportation and the Federal Railroad Administration. The $2.5...
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In comments submitted August 16 in response to a July 15th public hearing, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) again urged the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to withdraw its proposed rule mandating two-person crews on railroads. The AAR also called...
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InnoTrans, the semi-annual global railway industry trade exhibition and the largest event of its type, is offering discounted tickets to North American attendees. InnoTrans take place every two years in Berlin. Show dates are Sept. 20-23, 2016. The discounted tickets are...
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Aaron Marx joined HNTB Corporation as project manager, Positive Train Control systems. He is a technical resource for the firm and works with public- and private-sector clients across the United States. “We’re pleased to welcome Aaron to HNTB’s expanding transit team,”...