Positive Train Control

LIRR Train
Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin
Sophia Hall
February 21, 2020 - 11:37 am
The Long Island Rail Road says they may be delayed in getting the federal-mandated positive train control system up and running because of another problem.
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LIRR
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April 16, 2019 - 2:21 pm
The LIRR has run into another problem as it looks to install a federally mandated system to prevent crashes.
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NJ Transit
Getty Images/Spencer Platt
February 27, 2019 - 7:13 pm
New Jersey Transit has received official approval for a two-year extension to finish implementing a required emergency braking system on its trains and tracks.
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Long Island Rail Road Train
Marta Zielinska/WCBS 880
February 26, 2019 - 1:06 pm
A $1 billion project to install positive train control on Long Island Railroad trains has been delayed because a contractor installed faulty equipment. Now, the railroad may miss a 2020 deadline.
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Sen. Richard Blumenthal
Xinhua/Sipa USA
January 04, 2019 - 4:12 pm
Over three dozen railroads across the country, including Metro-North, are asking for a two year extension to install positive train control after failing to meet the Dec. 31, 2018 deadline.
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NJ Transit PTC
Steve Burns/WCBS 880
December 17, 2018 - 12:22 pm
New Jersey Transit has something to brag about.
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NJ Transit
Getty Images/Spencer Platt
December 05, 2018 - 7:31 pm
New Jersey Transit says it's just about done installing positive train control equipment which should cut down on cancellations and delays. But in the meantime, it's also overhauling the way it communicates with riders.
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NJ TRANSIT
WCBS 880
September 20, 2018 - 5:39 pm
The good news: fares will be cut 10 percent from November through January. The bad news: the fare cuts are to make up for additional service disruptions as NJ Transit seeks to meet a federal safety deadline.
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NJ TRANSIT
WCBS 880
August 25, 2018 - 7:00 am
The Metro-North Railroad is ready to hit NJ TRANSIT with fines if it keeps canceling trains on the Pascack Valley and Port Jervis Lines.
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NJ TRANSIT
WCBS 880
August 24, 2018 - 2:15 pm
NJ TRANSIT has made little progress in installing Positive Train Control, and it only has four months to meet a federally mandated requirement.
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