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State of Positive Train Control Implementation in the United States, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, Second Session, September 13, 2018   [open pdf - 2MB]

This is the September 13, 2018 hearing titled "The State of Positive Train Control Implementation in the United States," held before the House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. From the opening statement of Jeff Denham: "Our hearing today focuses on the implementation of Positive Train Control, PTC, in the United States. It is an especially important hearing, as yesterday marked the 10th anniversary of the tragic Chatsworth accident. This important life-saving technology is one of the most complex safety mandates ever undertaken by the railroad industry. PTC is a radio- or GPS [Global Positioning System]-based system designed to prevent train-to-train collisions, over speed derailments, incursions into work zones, and the movement of a train through a switch left in the wrong position." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Ronald L. Batory, Robert L. Sumwalt III, Susan A. Fleming, Scot Naparstek, Edward R. Hamberger, Jeffrey D. Knueppel, and Stacey Mortensen.

Report Number:
Serial No. 115-55
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Date:
2018
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Public Domain
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U.S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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pdf
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