August 2, 2019: PTC Installment Is on Nearly 90% of Required Miles

The nation’s railroads have until December 31, 2020 to complete the installation of Positive Train Control systems. According to FRA Administrator, Ron Batory, as of July 31, 2019 approximately 90% of the route miles required by law to have the automatic braking systems installed have been completed.
“FRA will continue to work diligently and collaboratively with all stakeholders, including railroads, railroad associations, and PTC system vendors and suppliers, to help ensure all railroads subject to the mandate fully implement FRA-certified and interoperable PTC systems as expeditiously and safely as possible.”

FRA Chief Ronald Batory: PTC Installment Is on Nearly 90% of Required Miles