Caltrain scores federal safety dollars for ongoing work

By Mark Prado

Caltrain has been awarded almost $4 million toward installing an important safety system as it works its was toward electrification.

Many railroads are still working to bring "positive train control" to their tracks. Federally-mandated positive train control is a system that essentially controls movements on the rails electronically to slow or stop trains before accidents can occur. 

Caltrain is working toward getting the system, which will be installed as part of its move to electrification. Positive train control will likely in place at the end of this year.

MTC has worked to get Caltrain funding for the massive electrification upgrade.



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