With 98.8% of route miles now PTC complete, have you found Positive Train Control to be a positive or negative mandate for the railroads? (Tony Hatch)

20161212 Tonyhatch (Cropped)

We’ll see – it has a 22:1 cost/benefit ratio (and that’s the Government’s number!).

But the “unfunded mandate” did certainly accelerate interoperability … and as the coming “backbone of the digital railway,” we will watch to see the industry try to pull that benefit number up!