SAFETY AND SECURITY: Progress Made in Implementing Positive Train Control, but Additional Actions Needed to Ensure Timely Completion of Remaining Tasks

October 06, 2016 |  Audit Reports

The Positive Train Control Enforcement and Implementation Act of 2015 requires Amtrak (the company) to implement an approved Positive Train Control (PTC) safety system by December 31, 2018. PTC systems can help prevent some types of train accidents resulting from excessive speeds, including the tragic Train 188 accident that occurred in Philadelphia on May 12, 2015.

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