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Statement from the U.S. Department of Transportation on PTC Progress

After the Rail Safety Improvement Act became law in October 2008, in the eight years between Q1 2009 and Q4 2016, railroads had only implemented PTC on 10,163 of nearly 57,848 required route miles.  By contrast, between the close of 2016 and the close of 2018, this improved to 45,933 out of...

First Positive Train Control Collaboration Session

Remarks Prepared for Delivery byU.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao at theFirst Positive Train Control Collaboration Session Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Thank you, Ron [Batory, FRA Administrator], for hosting this important gathering of our nation’s railroad...