FRA Hosts PTC Session

The FRA recently hosted a symposium on positive train control interoperability that was attended by representatives of 41 railroads.

The event focused on best practices for PTC system field and interoperability testing.

“Interoperability is an important milestone for all railroads working to complete PTC implementation,” said FRA Administrator Ronald Batory in a statement. “This symposium is to institute clarity on any and all questions associated with implementing PTC interoperability as set forth in the governing regulations.”

FRA regulations require a PTC system to be interoperable, which means that the locomotives of any host railroad and tenant railroad operating on the same main line will communicate with and respond to that PTC system, including uninterrupted movements over property boundaries.

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