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itsjrd1964
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Trinity Railway Express

Postby itsjrd1964 » 01 Sep 2018 09:32

The TRE is risking a government shutdown apparently, due to lack of updated equipment for "positive train control".

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/transpo ... 9-shutdown

Tnexster
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Re: Trinity Railway Express

Postby Tnexster » 01 Sep 2018 14:41

itsjrd1964 wrote:The TRE is risking a government shutdown apparently, due to lack of updated equipment for "positive train control".

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/transpo ... 9-shutdown


Dallas Area Rapid Transit, which shares TRE ownership with Fort Worth's Trinity Metro, will ask the federal government to extend its Dec. 31 implementation deadline to 2020. DART has started talks for a shuttle service in case the Federal Railroad Administration declines the extension.


Sounds like they are making progress and the training should be done early in 2018 so why the extension to 2020?

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northsouth
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Re: Trinity Railway Express

Postby northsouth » 01 Sep 2018 17:28

Because otherwise there would be a gap in service between the start of the year and whenever they got it finished because they wouldn't have authorization to operate without PTC fully operational. Plus, this covers any delays that may occur.


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