Archive for August 6, 2019

GAO: Interoperability issues a concern for PTC deployment

(Source: Progressive Railroading, August 5, 2019)  Amtrak, commuter and freight railroads continue to make progress on positive train control (PTC) implementation, but significant work remains to achieve interoperability among the railroads’ individual PTC systems, according to a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report. Full story: Progressive Railroading Tuesday, August 6, 2019

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BNSF posts higher Q2 income, lower operating ratio

(Source: Progressive Railroading 8/6/2019) BNSF Railway Co. reported second-quarter 2019 revenue rose 0.3 percent to $5.89 billion, while operating income jumped 7 percent to $2 billion compared with the same period last year, the Class I announced yesterday. Revenue and operating income increases were attributed in part to higher revenue per car/unit.  The railroad posted the…

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