Amtrak CEO among those to testify at PTC hearing

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WASHINGTON — Amtrak CEO Richard Anderson is among those scheduled to testify when a House subcommittee holds a hearing Thursday, Feb. 15, on the implementation of positive train control.

A recent series of Amtrak crashes, most notably a December 2017 derailment of an Amtrak Cascades train near DuPont, Wash., that might have been prevented by PTC, have called attention to delays in introducing the technology.

Others scheduled to testify in the hearing before the Transportation Committee’s Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials include National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Rovert Sumwalt; Ed Hamburger, president and CEO of the Association of American Railroads; Juan D. Reyes III, chief counsel, Federal Railroad Administration; Paul Skoutelas, president and CEO of the American Public Transportation Association, and John Tolman, vice president and national legislative representative for the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen.

The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Eastern time and will be available via a live webcast. Additional information on the hearing and webcast will be available here.

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