Friday, December 12, 2014

FRA green-lights CBOSS PTC

Written by  William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief
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The Federal Railroad Administration has given Caltrain the green light to proceed with the installation and testing of its CBOSS (Caltrain Communications Based Overlay Signal System) Positive Train Control (PTC) technology. Parsons is leading the design, procurement, and installation of the system for Caltrain.

“CBOSS includes several advanced safety features not currently deployed in other PTC systems in the U.S., including assured scheduled station stops and near-side station crossing activation,” Parsons said in announcing FRA’s go-ahead. “The project is scheduled for completion by the end of 2015 in order to meet the PTC technology requirements established by the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008.”

“We are pleased to have reached this important project milestone,” said Parsons Group President Todd Wager. “Through the innovative application and integration of technology, PTC will improve railroad safety for passengers and workers alike.”

Parsons is a primary system integrator in the U.S. commuter rail market, helping a variety of customers meet the mandatory PTC system requirements of the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008, among them Caltrain, Metrolink, Amtrak, and New Jersey Transit.

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