Implementation of Positive Train Control

U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) chairman of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will convene a hearing titled “Implementation of Positive Train Control,” at 10:00 a.m. onWednesday, October 3, 2018. This hearing will focus on the current status of implementation of positive train control (PTC), anticipated compliance with the statute, and the challenges with efforts to install and operationalize PTC systems. 


  • Ronald Batory, Administrator, Federal Railroad Administration
  • Susan Fleming, Director of Physical Infrastructure Issues, Government Accountability Office
  • Kevin Corbett, Executive Director, NJ Transit
  • Scot Naparstek, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Amtrak

*Witness list subject to change.

Hearing Details:

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
10:00 a.m. 

This hearing will take place in Russell Senate Office Building, Room 253. Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available on

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Majority Statement

  • Chairman John Thune

Minority Statement

  • Bill Nelson


  • Ronald Batory

    Federal Railroad Administration
  • Susan Fleming

    Director of Physical Infrastructure Issues
    Government Accountability Office
    Download Testimony (284.02 KB)
  • Kevin Corbett

    Executive Director
    NJ Transit
    Download Testimony (354.80 KB)
  • Scot Naparstek

    Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
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