FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 20, 2014
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OCTA Applauds Implementation of Positive Train Control
Metrolink will be the first commuter rail service in the nation to utilize the collision-avoidance system
ORANGE – Orange County Transportation Authority CEO Darrell Johnson praised today’s announcement by Metrolink that Positive Train Control has started to be implemented on the commuter rail line serving Southern California.
“Positive Train Control is a critically important safety enhancement and OCTA is very pleased to see the collision avoidance system now being rolled out on Metrolink trains,” said Johnson. “As public transit agencies, there is no greater responsibility than ensuring the well-being of the millions of people each year who depend upon us for either their daily commutes or for weekend recreational trips.” Continue reading