Proposed Rule

Positive Train Control Systems

  • 24
  • Aug
  • 2011
DOCKET NUMBER: 2011-0028
SUBJECT: Positive Train Control
KEYWORDS: PTC, Subpart I, PTC Rule 3, Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008, Two Qualifying Tests, PTC Alternative Route Analysis Test, PTC Residual Risk Test
ABSTRACT: FRA proposes amendments to the regulations implementing a provision of the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 that requires certain passenger and freight railroads to install positive train control (PTC) systems. This notice proposes the removal of various regulatory requirements that require railroads to either conduct further analyses or meet certain risk-based criteria in order to avoid PTC system implementation on track segments that do not transport poison- or toxic-by-inhalation (PIH) hazardous materials traffic and are not used for intercity or commuter rail passenger transportation as of December 31, 2015.
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