Reports to Congress

2015 Federal Railroad Administration Report to Congress on Actions Taken to Implement Unmet Statutory Mandates and Address Open Recommendations by the National Transportation Safety Board and the Department of Transportation’s Inspector General Regarding Railroad Safety

  • 04
  • Nov
  • 2016
SUBJECT: Positive Train Control, Signal and Train Control
KEYWORDS: PTC, Positive Train Control, Amtrak 188, Rail Safety, derailments, NTSB, National Transportation Safety Board, recommendations
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.

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