Positive Train Control (PTC) Monitoring and Analysis of the Integrated Network (MAIN) - Phase I
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) sponsored Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TTCI) to research current railroad efforts for monitoring, troubleshooting, and analyzing their Positive Train Control (PTC) systems. TTCI reviewed the PTC monitoring, troubleshooting, and analysis processes being implemented within the railroads including identifying what data is used, what data sources are used, and how the data is gathered. From this review, the processes and tools needed to support these activities in interoperable scenarios were investigated. With input from the industry, concepts for new tools and processes were defined to improve these processes in interoperable scenarios, through a collection of standard tools and processes referred to as Monitoring and Analysis of the Integrated Network (MAIN).