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Do research to determine the current status of PTC deployment. Summarize your findings in a couple of paragraphs.

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Positive Train Control (PTC):

  • Positive train control (PTC) is a system designed to prevent the human errors that cause train accidents, including train-to-train collisions, derailments caused by excess speed, train movement through track switches left in the wrong position, and unauthorized incursion into work zones.
  • PTC system provides audible and visual signals to the crew member regarding the slowing and stopping of the train.
  • For this purpose very high frequency wireless communication system is required.

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Current status of PTC:

  • The Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 states that PTC systems are implemented by the railroads on rail lines which carries more than 5 million tons annually.
  • It may carry poisonous as well as toxic materials or even carry commuter rail passenger service.
  • The deadline of PTC implementation was extended from December 31, 2015 to December 31, 2018...

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