NTSB Training Center.

Title Symposium: Positive Train Control Systems
Description This symposium focused on providing participants with the most current information regarding the development of Positive Train Control (PTC) systems in the United States, including safety, efficiency and operational issues.

The program consisted of presentations by the rail industry, suppliers, and government organizations, and included discussion sessions with NTSB Board Members, participants on technical panels, and other attendees.

Press Release

Dates March 2 – 3, 2005
Location NTSB Training Center • 45065 Riverside Parkway • Ashburn, Virginia 20147
Main Topics
  • PTC Safety and NTSB Most Wanted
  • Review of PTC system types
  • Defining Train Control and Traffic Control
  • Railroad industry perspectives
  • Application of location positioning systems
  • Standardization and interoperability
  • Regulatory initiatives and activities
Presenters Alaska Railroad
Association of American Railroads
Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Communication Architecture
CSX Transportation
Federal Railroad Administration
General Electric Transportation Systems
Illinois Department of Transportation
National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak)
New Jersey Transit
Norfolk Southern Corporation
Union Pacific Railroad
Zeta-Tech Associates
and system and component manufacturer representatives
More Information Email TrainingCenter@ntsb.gov or call (571) 223-3900