Positive Train Control

Delivering Safety Through Advanced Technology

Through positive train control (PTC), we’re helping passenger and freight railroads monitor and control train movements to prevent train-to-train collisions, overspeed derailments, trains moving through switches in the wrong position, and incursions into work areas.

Industry-Leading Positive Train Control Experience

In response to the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008, we developed a flexible approach to help the owners and operators of America’s railroads meet PTC compliance requirements in a cost-effective and timely manner. From full turnkey solutions to program-specific elements, we minimize PTC implementation costs and ensure that mandatory deadlines are met.

Smart Systems Integration

Our ability to manage, design, construct, test, commission, and integrate the entire infrastructure required of PTC is essential to ensure that railroads meet the established interoperable train control (ITC) standards. We’ve provided a range of services to help our clients accomplish this task:

  • Leading overall radio frequency infrastructure development
  • Participating in industry (ITC) committees
  • Managing the development of network management systems
  • Performing configuration management
  • Configuring ITC messaging
  • Updating dispatching systems to make them compatible with PTC

Interoperability is Essential

Interoperability between rail companies is a challenge that we help our customers overcome. Because our clients share track with most of the Class I railroads, we have experience ensuring PTC systems are fully interoperable with the PTC systems of the freight railroads.

We recognize that every railroad is unique. Our state-of-the-art PTC lab and growing team train railroad personnel are dedicated to developing and maintaining a customized PTC solution that will be fully interoperable with all its hosts and tenants.

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