Commtrex Weekly Digest – Ask The Experts -August 19, 2020

With 98.8% of route miles now PTC complete, have you found Positive Train Control to be a positive or negative mandate for the railroads?

PTC was mandated for safety reasons, so from that perspective, it has met its mandate.

A side benefit of PTC is that the railways now have a greater visibility to and better timeliness of their operational data. How each railway leverages this information to make improvements for the network and the customers will be the ultimate test of PTC’s value, from my perspective.

– Lindsay English

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