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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (202) 907-4775.|