AAR: Partial PTC implementation more likely by 2015 deadline

Although full implementation of positive train control systems across the freight rail industry cannot be done by 2015, "there may be segments of track across the country that will be PTC operable by the 2015 deadline," said Association of American Railroads President and CEO Edward Hamberger. "This is one of the most significant technological undertakings in transportation history. Safely implementing interoperable PTC cannot be rushed -- we must get it right to ensure rail continues to be the safest way to move both people and goods."

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