Reports to Congress

Federal Railroad Administration Status Update on Positive Train Control Implementation

  • 17
  • Aug
  • 2016
SUBJECT: Positive Train Control, Signal and Train Control
KEYWORDS: PTC, Positive Train Control, Amtrak 188, Rail Safety, derailments
ABSTRACT: The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) are providing this status update on railroads’ Positive Train Control (PTC) implementation. This update informs the public of: (1) the background of the PTC mandate; (2) the actions FRA has taken and continues to take to support railroads’ implementation of PTC systems; and (3) the current status of each railroad’s progress towards implementing a PTC system.