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United States Department of Transportation United States Department of Transportation

Oversight of Positive Train Control Implementation in the United States

Thursday, February 15, 2018

SPEAKER: Juan D. Reyes III
SPEAKER'S TITLE: FRA Chief Counsel
AUDIENCE: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials, U.S. House of Representatives
SUBJECT: Positive Train Control
KEYWORDS: Positive Train Control, Rail Safety Improvement Act, Positive Train Control Enforcement and Implementation Act, Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act 
ABSTRACT: PTC implementation is a top priority of the Department and FRA. Railroads’ successful implementation of PTC systems is an important safety initiative for FRA. It is also an important innovation for the future of rail transportation. Given the complexity of these systems, it is imperative that railroads, suppliers, and governing bodies prioritize and focus their attention on meeting this year’s Congressional deadline.