Archive for December, 2017

‘Positive Train Control’ ordered by Congress, but not yet in place

‘Positive Train Control’ ordered by Congress, but not yet in place

December 19, 2017 | NBC News | A computer-based system designed to prevent train accidents has been stalled by high costs and technological hurdles. It was not being used by the train that derailed Monday in Washington state, killing at least three people. Federal investigators confirmed late Monday that the Amtrak train was going 80 […]

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USDOT Announces Intent to Repeal Electronically Controlled Pneumatic Brake Mandate

December 6, 2017 | PHMSA | WASHINGTON – In accordance with the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act (Public Law 114-94), the U.S. Department of Transportation today announced the final updated Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA) in regard to Electronically Controlled Pneumatic (ECP) brakes on certain trains.  After careful review in accordance with the Congressional mandate […]

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