Safety is Amtrak’s top priority. Amtrak is a leader in the installation of Positive Train Control (PTC), a safety technology designed to match train speed to track conditions for improved safety. Positive Train Control provides an added layer of safety.

To read more about PTC, please review the materials we have provided below. This includes quotes and PDFs of testimonies from Amtrak CEO Richard Anderson, our PTC Fact Sheet, an in-depth presentation discussing the technology, and links to the FRA for additional PTC implementation reports. You can also access our PTC video here.

Positive Train Control Presentation

Senate Testimony – March 1, 2018

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House Testimony  – February 15, 2018

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Federal Railroad Administration Annual & Quarterly Reports:


2016 Report

Quarterly Report