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AAR Says Cost Study Refutes Chlorine Shippers’ PTC Petition

3:47 PM MDT | May 11, 2010 | KARA SISSELL

The Association of American Railroads (AAR; Washington) says a new report proves the benefits of positive train control (PTC) technology have been overstated. The costs associated with implementing PTC could “hinder the railroads ability to fund other safety technologies that might have greater commercial benefits to railroads and their customers.” AAR study follows the release of an analysis by the Chlorine Institute that asked the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA; Washington) to reconsider the cost/benefits of PTC. The Chlorine Institute study...


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