PTC

One clause in a single sentence in President Obama's second inaugural speech has potential for meaningful consequences: "Together, we determined that a modern economy requires railroads and highways to speed…
Citing cost concerns, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has deferred any installation of Positive Train Control (PTC) on Boston's Green Line light rail transit operation, saying lower-cost alternatives are…
The National Transportation Safety Board's annual "Ten Most Wanted" list of safety improvements is aimed at reducing the 35,000 annual transportation fatalities. While rail-related fatalities are a small fraction of that number,…
The California Transportation Commission has voted to release $39.8 million in allocations toward work to advance the Caltrain Modernization Program and prepare the rail corridor, which connects San Francisco with…
Siemens, best known in the communications and signals area as a supplier for rail transit systems (such as New York City Transit’s Canarsie Line inaugural CBTC installation) announced Sept. 24…
The Federal Railroad Administration says substantial progress has been made in establishing Positive Train Control (PTC) in the U.S., but acknowledges that the congressionally mandated deadline to do so, Dec.…
Wabtec Corp. Friday said it has signed contracts worth about $25 million to provide components, including on-board Positive Train Control (PTC) equipment, for 50 new transit cars being built by…
Flanders, N.J.-based Protran Technology said June 15 that it has landed a contract with a major energy company to outfit locomotives leased from two Class I railroads “with the first…
ProTran Technology says it was awarded its first major contract from Brazil's Belo Horizonte Metro for the "Protracker / PTC" track worker protection overlay system for advance warning of approaching…
Invensys Rail Corp. has acquired privately held PHW, Inc. from the current owner/managers for up to $24 million. Invensys says the acquisition was completed May 10. Pittsburgh-based PHW, Inc. will…
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