NJ Transit’s Positive Train Control (PTC) system has been certified by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) as meeting the Dec. 31 deadline for implementation.
“After nearly a decade of neglect and disinvestment under the previous administration, I’m thrilled that NJ TRANSIT’s PTC system will today receive certification from the Federal Railroad Administration,” Gov. Phil Murphy said in a news release.
“Our commitment to meeting this deadline and ensuring the safety of every rider along NJ TRANSIT’s rail network is simply an extension of our overall commitment to delivering the world-class transportation experience that NJ TRANSIT customers deserve,” Murphy added. “As our post-COVID future takes shape in the months ahead, hundreds of thousands of New Jerseyans will again turn to our rail system for their commutes and NJ TRANSIT will be ready to get them to their destinations more safely than ever.”
Last month, the FRA said NJ Transit was the only railroad at risk of not fully implementing PTC on its required main lines by the end of the year.