BNSF seeks PTC deadline extension due to interoperability delays

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; June 14, 2018

BNSF Railway Co. has asked the U.S. Department of Transportation for a two-year extension to the federally mandated positive train control (PTC) deadline due to interoperability delays with other railroads, the Class I announced yesterday.

BNSF announced in December 2017 that it had installed and was operating under PTC on all mandated subdivisions ahead of the Dec. 31, 2018, deadline. However, BNSF will require an extension due to the Federal Railroad Administration‘s (FRA) current interpretation of the PTC law.

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