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PTC Annual Report for 2015: Kansas City Southern Railway Company

  • 31
  • Mar
  • 2016
AUTHOR: Kansas City Southern Railway Company
REPORT NUMBER: FRA-2010-0059
SUBJECT: Positive Train Control
ABSTRACT: KCSR’s progress with respect to Positive Train Control (“PTC”) in 2015 was orchestrated via a Program governance regime which sees a formal PTC Program executed in four phases: Mobilize, Develop, Deploy, and Sustain.  Mobilize – Introduction of the Program: Initial assignment of resources, budgets, etc., establishment of Program governance processes and tools, initial planning and scheduling, etc.  Develop – Projects aimed at creating and enabling a PTC system: requirements, design/architecture, development, testing, process development, support planning, vendor agreements, organizational change management, training, etc.  Deploy – All aspects of field construction and cutovers toward PTC Revenue Service: surveys, engineering, construction, field tests, transition to support, etc.  Sustain – Ongoing support and maintenance With the Mobilize phase completed, work in 2015 focused on Develop and Deploy.

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