Deadline for PTC implementation would be extended until 2020 with new bill

08/5/2013 | Journal of Commerce, The · Politico (Washington, D.C.)

Legislation that would push a federal deadline on positive train control implementation to 2020 has been unveiled by Sen. John Thune, R-S.D. The proposal, which AAR has praised, is expected to extend an earlier arranged date for PTC application by five years. "This bill ensures that safety for rail passengers and secure freight transportation remains a priority while the [Federal Railroad Administration] moves forward in implementing PTC," said Thune.

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