Federal Regulators Report Progress on Railroads’ PTC Implementation

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The country’s rail operators continue to show progress with the implementation of automatic braking technology that Congress mandated in an effort to enhance safety, federal regulators announced recently.

The systems, called positive train controls, were in operation on about 48,050 of nearly 58,000 route miles required under the congressional mandate as of March 31, the Federal Railroad Administration indicated in a report that chronicled the year’s first quarter. The implementation amounted to a 3% increase from the previous quarter.

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