Positive Train Control (PTC): Overview and Policy Issues

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This report gives and overview of the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 and discusses policy issues related to it. Congress passed the Act following several high-profile train accidents; it mandates positive train control (PTC) on many passenger and freight railroads by December 31, 2015.

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Location(s): United States
Creation Date: July 30, 2012
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Peters, Jeffrey C.

Research Associate

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Frittelli, John

Specialist in Transportation Policy

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: July 30, 2012
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United States
Description:

This report gives and overview of the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 and discusses policy issues related to it. Congress passed the Act following several high-profile train accidents; it mandates positive train control (PTC) on many passenger and freight railroads by December 31, 2015.

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20 pages.

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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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