TITLE

T-5 and counting

AUTHOR(S)
Hartong, Mark W.
PUB. DATE
March 2011
SOURCE
Railway Gazette International;Mar2011, Vol. 167 Issue 3, p31
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the challenges involved in meeting the Rail Safety Improvement Act (RSIA) by the U.S. Congress in October 2008. It states that the act was passed because of two train accidents, the first in 2005 which killed nine people and injured 250, and the second in 2008 which killed 25 and injured 135. Congress required that Positive Train Control (PTC) systems be certified by the Federal Railroad Administration and placed on all rail networks by 2015. Commercial, technical and operational problems, however, are cited as delaying progress.
ACCESSION #
59413171

 

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