Batory to industry: “Seize the fourth quarter”

Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief
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Federal Railroad Administrator Ron Batory. FRA photo.

Federal Railroad Administrator Ron Batory on Oct. 17 completed a second series of meetings with senior leadership of Positive Train Control (PTC) system suppliers that are directly associated with the eight railroads FRA has identified as “most at risk of not meeting statutory requirements by the end of the year.”

The meetings were “consistent with FRA’s active oversight of the rail industry’s implementation of PTC systems, and were intended to better understand the critical supply chain and the supply industry’s capacity to support the installation and testing requirements,” FRA said.

“Railroads, PTC system suppliers and other key stakeholders must seize the remaining fourth quarter with finely coordinated efforts in order to meet the statutory prerequisites of Dec. 31, 2018,” said Batory. “This productive stream of communication between all PTC stakeholders with ongoing FRA involvement must continue.”

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