NTSB to host forum on train collision-avoidance systems

February 13, 2013

Washington – The National Transportation Safety Board is scheduled to host a public forum on Feb. 27 in Washington to discuss the railroad industry’s progress on installing automatic train-to-train collision-avoidance systems, known as positive train control (.pdf file).

A mandate in the Rail Safety Improvement Act (.pdf file) requires most railroads that frequently carry passengers or hazardous materials to install PTC systems on about 60,000 miles of track by 2015.

PTC systems were included on NTSB’s latest Most Wanted List of transportation safety priorities.