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PTC Commuter Ahead of the Curve: Amtrak's PTC Advantage


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In November 2011, Amtrak completed ITCS installation on its line between Kalamazoo, Michigan, and Porter, Indiana; by the end of 2012 the railroad expects to complete positive train control installation on its own lines. In fact, Amtrak is on pace for implementation well before the mandated deadline of Dec. 31, 2015, giving the national intercity passenger railroad a definite implementation advantage versus other freight and commuter railroads.

So what is Amtrak’s PTC strategy for the future, and how does it anticipate coordinating its PTC installations with Class Is?

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