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ASLRRA, Herzog partner on short line PTC solution


The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) yesterday announced an agreement with Herzog Technologies Inc. to provide a positive train control (PTC) solution specifically designed for short lines. 

Herzog’s back-office PTC solution allows railroads to offload complicated PTC technical responsibilities in order to focus on daily operations, ASLRRA officials said in a press release.

Herzog’s solution includes hosted infrastructure, interoperable train control messaging, crew initialization and PTC consist management software, which enables railroads to initialize locomotives and edit crew and consist data, as well as configuration management reports, ASLRRA officials said.

Herzog’s offering joins a group of ASLRRA-curated PTC vendors providing service for short lines and regionals, made possible through a $2.5 million federal Railroad Safety Technology grant awarded to assist short lines in meeting PTC deadlines.

“We are pleased to be able to offer a leading solution for short lines who must equip with PTC per regulation, or as required by their Class I partners. Via our agreement with Herzog, we offer a PTC solution from an industry leader at a price that is reasonable for our small business railroad members,” said ASLRRA President Chuck Baker. 

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