Today the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) published a notice in the Federal Register (78 FR 11236-11237) to announce their holding of a public forum in Washington, D.C. on February 27th, 2013. The forum will look at the implementation of the positive train control (PTC) program by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).
The forum will include three panel discussions. The currently un-named panel members will include “representatives from railroads, government, industry suppliers, labor unions, and the research community”. The three panels will address:
• Positive Train Control Systems as Envisioned vs. Implemented
• Current Status of Positive Train Control (PTC) Regulatory Implementation
• Current Status of Positive Train Control (PTC) Technical Implementation
The public is invited to attend the forum and the NTSB will be web casting the event. The NTSB will maintain an archived copy of the web cast for three months following the forum. The Forum web page notes that there will be more information on the web page in the near future.