The roll-out of positive train control (PTC) is a daunting task for many railroads. Even without PTC we would still call this a very busy time in the realm of railroad safety. The Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (RSIA), which included the PTC mandate, was the most comprehensive rail safety legislation in several decades. It would be easy in light of PTC to lose sight of all the other RSIA initiatives underway, but that would be a mistake.
In an effort to help our readers stay current, we will devote some space here to a series of posts on RSIA implementation issues other than PTC. I will be ...
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