- Twenty-eight railroad projects will receive $203.7 million in grants from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to fund positive train control (PTC) implementation, as nine
railroads remain at risk for missing the Dec. 31, 2018 deadline, the agency has announced.
- The FRA reported that as of June 30, 15 of the 40 railroads with PTC obligations were at 100% implementation; 12 have installed 95 to 99% of all hardware; and all railroads except for one that will use systems employing radio spectrum have secured sufficient
radio spectrum, according to an FRA status update
- The nine at-risk railroads own or
control approximately 665 route miles or approximately 1.1% of the total
route miles subject to the PTC mandate.
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or commuter rail and freight rail transportation including back office PTC systems; wayside, communications, and onboard PTC system equipment; personnel training; PTC system testing; and interoperability.
unless they fulfill the requirements for an alternative schedule, which provides a reprieve until 2020 at the latest.
acquired the required spectrum is Rio Metro.
Credit: SupplyChain Dive