PTC

Steve Ditmeyer’s article “PTC vs. Legacy Train Control Redux” is very thought-provoking. Yes, Congress did define PTC by functionality, not technology. No, PTC need not be tied to fixed wayside…
The Railway Systems Suppliers Inc. 56th Annual C&S Exhibition at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine, Tex., in late June 2016 attracted more than 1,550 rail and transit customers, suppliers…
I’ve lost count of the times I’ve heard or read or been told how much safer rail transportation is in Europe than it is in the United States.
The title of Larry Light’s “PTC vs. Legacy Train Control” article in the June 2016 issue of Railway Age (full text follows this article) promised a balanced discussion of the…
News items: A convoy of self-driving trucks recently traversed Europe. Driverless trucks are undergoing public-road testing in California and Nevada. And Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx supports development of vehicles “that…
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has taken control of the investigation into the June 28, 2016 accident between two BNSF intermodal trains near Panhandle, Tex.
Two BNSF intermodal trains collided head-on early Tuesday morning, June 28, 2016, on the railroad’s busy Chicago-Los Angeles Transcon near Panhandle, Tex., about 25 miles northeast of Amarillo. Three crew…
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,…
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…
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?
From Chicago, and Railway Age's Rail Insights Conference and Expo today, June 7:
From Chicago, and Railway Age's Rail Insights Conference and Expo today, June 7:
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…
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…
CSX on May 23, 2016 announced several changes to key operational positions. All of the changes are effective June 1.
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…
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:
Integrating so-called “Big Data” is one of the biggest technical challenges the railroad industry faces over the next few years. It’s estimated that, by 2020, there will be some 44…
The National Transportation Safety Board has determined that the engineer of Amtrak Northeast Regional train no. 188 was likely distracted by radio traffic about an emergency situation on a Southeastern…
Prior to its rollout at the Wi-Tronix Chicago Conference on May 17, 2016, the company has revealed several features of its all-new Violet™ Locomotive Data Acquisition Recording System (LDARS).
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