NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
Office of Public Affairs

Agenda for NTSB's positive train control forum announced

February 20, 2013

WASHINGTON - The National Transportation Safety Board today released the final agenda and list of panelists for the forum, Positive Train Control: Is It On Track?, scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 27.

Representatives from government, industry, academia and labor will serve as panelists during the forum and will discuss safety, regulatory and technology issues surrounding PTC, which is designed to keep trains separated and prevent collisions.

A link to the agenda is here: www.ntsb.gov/news/events/2013/ptc/agenda.html.

A link to panelist bios is here: www.ntsb.gov/news/events/2013/ptc/biographies.html.

The NTSB has called for the implementation of PTC for many years, and the issue is currently on the Board's Most Wanted List of transportation safety priorities. A link to that web page is here: www.ntsb.gov/safety/mwl8_2012.html.

The forum will be held at the NTSB Conference Center and Board Room in downtown Washington at 429 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC 20594, and is free and open to all. No registration is required.

A link to directions to the conference site is here: www.ntsb.gov/about/conference_center.html. The event will also be webcast live. An archive of the webcast will be available on our website after the event. A link to the webcast site is here: www.capitolconnection.net/capcon/ntsb/ntsb.htm.

Organizations and/or individuals can submit input for consideration as part of the forum's archived materials. Submissions should directly address one or more of the forum's topic areas (identified by the panel titles) and should be submitted electronically as an attached document to: PTCforum@ntsb.gov. The deadline for receipt is March 8. Input received will be entered into the Safety Board's public docket on this forum.

NTSB Media Contact:
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Washington, DC 20594
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Eric Weiss



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