SMART Achieves Positive Train Control Certification

Tuesday, January 5, 2021 - 1:55pm
SMART has been recognized by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for achieving Positive Train Control (PTC) certification ahead of the industry mandated deadline of December 31, 2020.

PTC is an enhanced safety feature that uses a computerized system designed to prevent certain human-error incidents. PTC systems constantly monitor the trains, including location, direction and speed. The system will warn train operators of potential problems and safely bring the train to a stop if the operator does not act.

SMART remains committed to providing a safe, reliable transportation option for the North Bay.