RC Exec: “Tragic” that MTA Will Miss PTC Deadline

Rockland’s County Executive says it’s “tragic” that the MTA isn’t going to be able to install the Positive Train Control safety features on area train lines as they’re supposed to by the end of the year. That could cause further delays to getting back the express trains Rockland lost in June. County Executive Ed Day says the MTA has had 10 years and ample resources to complete the PTC installation, and he’s hopeful NJ Transit will be able to make up what Rockland riders have lost…

Audio: Ed Day

The feds have given upwards of $2 billion in grants and loans to passenger railroads to implement PTC since 2008, when the Rail Safety Improvement Act, which required PTC for all passenger railroads, was made law. The deadline for installing PTC was extended three years when it was clear New Jersey Transit was going to miss it in December 2015.

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