Washington, D.C. – The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) will update media on Wednesday, November 14th on the significant progress the commuter rail industry has made in installing Positive Train Control (PTC). The call will include PTC status updates on the industry’s overall progress and PTC progress at individual commuter rail systems.

Participants on the call include APTA President and CEO Paul P. Skoutelas and the executive leadership from the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (Philadelphia), Metra (Chicago), and North County Transit District (Oceanside, CA).  Following their remarks, there will be a Q&A with journalists.

PTC is a complex signaling and communications technology that will provide a critical safety overlay on top of an already safe commuter rail industry. In 2008, Congress passed the Rail Safety Improvement Act (RSIA) that required all commuter and freight rail to implement PTC. The commuter rail industry has been working diligently to develop and install PTC to meet the statutory milestones.

​WHAT:​​ APTA PTC Update Conference Call
​WHO: ​​Paul P. Skoutelas, President & CEO – APTA, Washington, DC
Jeffrey D. Knueppel, General Manager – SEPTA, Philadelphia, PA
Jim Derwinski, CEO/Executive Director – Metra, Chicago, IL
Matthew O. Tucker, Executive Director, NCTD, Oceanside, CA
​WHEN:​ ​Wednesday, November 14
​TIME: ​1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Easter Time
​RSVP: ​To receive the call-in information, contact Solace Duncan at solace@newheightscommunications.com​ or call (202) 907-4775.


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The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) is a nonprofit international association of 1,500 public and private sector organization which represent a $68 billion industry that directly employs 420,000 people and supports millions of private sector jobs. APTA members are engaged in the areas of bus, paratransit, light rail, commuter rail, subways, waterborne services, and intercity and high-speed passenger rail. This includes: transit systems; planning, design, construction, and finance firms; product and service providers; academic institutions; transit associations and state departments of transportation. APTA is the only association in North America that represents all modes of public transportation. APTA members serve the public interest by providing safe, efficient and economical transit services and products.​​​
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