Positive Train Control (PTC) for Commuter and Regional Rail Systems

This project will conduct a technical and safety evaluation of a new Positive Train Control (PTC) system to be deployed by the Southern California Regional Rail Authority, which provides commuter rail service in the Los Angeles region. It includes an evaluation of current PTC technology, documentation of implementation issues, and identification of needs for further research in Rail Transit Signal and Control Systems for commuter and regional rail operations. The final report will assess development and implementation of PTC at a regional commuter rail system, evaluate the safety and reliability of the PTC system, document lessons learned, and recommend best practices in implementation of PTC systems.


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    • Status: Active
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Department of Transportation

      Office of the Secretary
      1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E.
      Washington, DC    20590

      Federal Transit Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  USA  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Centolanzi, Patrick

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Southern California, Los Angeles

      Viterbi School of Engineering
      Los Angeles, CA  USA  90089-2531
    • Principal Investigators:

      Moore, James

    • Start Date: 20110800
    • Actual Completion Date: 20130600
    • Source Data: RiP Project 30006

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01465740
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
    • Contract Numbers: CA-26-7084
    • Files: RiP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 3:04PM