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Development of Enhanced Overlay Positive Train Control (EO-PTC)

Document Series
Research Results
Author
Federal Railroad Administration
Report Number
RR 20-17
Office
RPD-33
Subject Positive Train Control
Keywords
Positive Train Control, PTC, enhanced operations, Enhanced Overlay Positive Train Control, EO-PTC, train control, rail signaling, traffic capacity improvement

Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI), with support from the Federal Railroad Administration, researched a new mode of train control proposed to increase operational efficiency where Positive Train Control (PTC) equipment has been installed and is operational. TTCI developed a concept of operations (ConOps), safety analysis report, and an implementation and cost drivers analysis for an Enhanced Overlay Positive Train Control (EO-PTC) System.


Last updated: Tuesday, September 15, 2020