PTC support for short line railroads in USA
The US non-profit trade association American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) has entered into an agreement with Herzog Technologies to provide positive train control (PTC) support to its members.
Herzog's hosting solution offers complete PTC back office functionality and is designed to assist railroads tasked with implementing interoperable PTC systems.
PTC is a system designed to prevent train-to-train collisions, derailments caused by excessive speeds, unauthorized train movements in work zones, and the movement of trains through switches left in the wrong position, according to ASLRRA. (ben)