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The Positive Train Control (PTC) system is comprised of wayside, onboard, and central equipment, including signals, GPS, computer hardware and software, and various other communications components. The system integrator functions to combine these components through design, testing, and implementation.

Service Board:Metra Commuter Rail
Program Category:Electrical, Signal, & Communications
Overall Status:In Progress
Budget Status:On Budget
Schedule Status:On Schedule
Current Activities:System integrator planning and work activities support PTC implementation. The design, material acquisitions, installation of hardware and software are advancing. Interagency project status reports are being submitted. Technical meetings for communication architecture, the back office segment, track database, on-board installations and project record documentation on-going. On-job and procedural training is underway for Metra personnel. Controls and indications testing at puzzle switches commenced. The configuration management change policy and management plan are being maintained.
Information Updated:April 2019
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