Amtrak Marks Positive Train Control Milestone

By | Company News and Statements, Infrastructure, Stations and Facilities, News, Safety | June 12, 2018

Activation on BNSF subdivisions is Amtrak’s first host-owned territory implemented with PTC

WASHINGTON – Amtrak, in coordination with BNSF Railway, will implement Positive Train Control (PTC) over several BNSF-owned subdivisions this week, marking the first activation on host-owned territory used by Amtrak.

“Amtrak’s highest priority is ensuring the safety of our passengers, our crews and the communities we serve, and full implementation of PTC will make the entire network safer,” said Amtrak Executive Vice President of Safety Ken Hylander. “While we are excited to achieve this milestone, we must continue to work together to activate PTC and make the national railroad network safer.”

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Amtrak Names Ken Hylander Chief Safety Officer

By | Company News and Statements, News, Safety | January 9, 2018

Experienced safety leader to implement safety management system

WASHINGTON– Amtrak has named Ken Hylander Executive Vice President and Chief Safety Officer. Hylander most recently served as Chairman of the Flight Safety Foundation and previously served as the Chief Safety Officer at Delta Air Lines. He will report directly to President and CEO Richard Anderson and be responsible for implementing a proven Safety Management System (SMS) at Amtrak.

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Statement from Amtrak President and CEO Richard Anderson

By | Company News and Statements, News, Safety | December 22, 2017

WASHINGTON – “The installation of Positive Train Control (PTC) on the required routes nationwide will make our whole railroad network safer. Amtrak has been a committed PTC leader – prioritizing, completing and activating installation across the parts of the network that we control even as others in the industry have opposed the PTC mandate and worked to delay it.

“It is imperative that the rail industry urgently work together to get PTC activated on the national network as soon as possible – and certainly by the December 2018 federal deadline, if not before.”

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September is Rail Safety Month in California

By | Commuter and State Partners, News, Safety | September 7, 2017

Today at the California State Railroad Museum in downtown Sacramento, representatives from the Federal Railroad Administration, California Department of Transportation, California Operation Lifesaver (CAOL), the Altamont Corridor Express (ACE), Amtrak, BNSF Railway, the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority, Union Pacific Railroad, law enforcement and elected officials joined forces in a multi-agency effort in support of September Rail Safety Month and the See Tracks? Think Train! (ST3) Rail Safety Awareness campaign.

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