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Pennsylvania delegation tours SEPTA PTC test facility

Congressional representatives from Pennsylanvia last week attended a briefing and tour of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority's (SEPTA) positive train control (PTC) test facility in Malvern, Pa., U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello (R-Pa.) announced.

At the briefing, SEPTA Deputy General Manager Jeff Knueppel demonstrated how PTC will function on the SEPTA system. Lawmakers who attended the demonstration included Costello and U.S. Reps. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.) and Pat Meehan (R-Pa.), as well as U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.).

"I commend SEPTA on their efforts to install PTC on their rail systems and I am optimistic that the Federal Railroad Administration and rail lines across the nation will be able to meet the congressionally mandated Dec. 31 deadline for PTC installation," Costello said in a statement.

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