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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. Various testing is on-going and interagency project status reports are being submitted. Training continues and recently included mechanical and CAD (Computer-Aided Dispatching) training for dispatchers. Work continues on the development of the Clear Path operating interface to other rail partners in the Chicago area. System Integrator is providing maintenance services for Metra¿s configuration management system to collect, monitor, and resolve anomalies, changes, and defects. Metra is still on schedule to meet the federally mandated 12/31/2020 deadline for PTC implementation on the lines its responsible for.
Information Updated:August 2020
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