Railroads' Progress Toward Implementation of Positive Train Control Systems

Pursuant to Title 49 United States Code (U.S.C.) § 20157(d), the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) are providing this report to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on each railroad’s progress toward implementing a positive train control (PTC) system. The purpose of this report is to advise Congress, the public, railroads, and other industry stakeholders about: (1) The statutory deadlines and requirements for full PTC system implementation, including the statutory criteria that railroads subject to the congressional mandate must meet by December 31, 2018; (2) A summary of the recent actions FRA has taken to support railroads’ implementation of PTC systems and ensure compliance with the statutory requirements; (3) Each railroad’s progress toward implementing a PTC system, including information regarding the twelve railroads most at risk, as of March 31, 2018, of not meeting either the December 31, 2018, deadline, or the statutory criteria necessary to qualify for an alternative schedule under 49 U.S.C. § 20157(a)(3); and (4) A summary of railroads’ self-reported challenges and risks to fully implementing PTC systems in accordance with the statutory mandate.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 25p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01692327
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 31 2019 8:00AM