About Positive Train Control

Known as PTC, Positive Train Control is complex signaling and communications technology that is designed to make rail even safer. This cutting-edge technology has been developed, tested, and installed in rail systems across the country.

 

Most of PTC can’t be bought “off-the-shelf,” it comes from industry-wide innovation to meet the technical challenges. Many of these components are new technologies being designed and developed for PTC, and railroads must integrate them with their existing systems.

Commitment To Safety

It’s not simply a value we all share; safety is a core operating principle and a promise to our riders.

Commitment To Safety
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Innovating To Meet Challenges

Implementing PTC is an unparalleled technological challenge on a scale not attempted before.

Innovating To Meet Challenges
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Making Solid Progress

The industry has been tirelessly working to develop, test, install, and customize PTC for every single system.

Making Solid Progress
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Spotlight On Commuter Rail

SEPTA
Philadelphia, PA
Caltrain
San Francisco, CA
NJ Transit
New Jersey
Metrolink
Southern California
Virginia Railway Express
Northern Virginia
Northern Illinois Commuter Transportation District
Northern Illinois
Metra
Northern Illinois
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Boston, MA
North County Transportation District
San Diego, CA