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construction, to 48 percent by 2022," the report states.
UITP says behind this push toward automation is the strong case
supporting its implementation.
"At the forefront of innovation, automation must however be
understood not as a purely technological project, but as a company
project. In the wake of the digitalization wave and the new smart
mobility scenario, automation provides companies with a lever to
attain strategic goals linked to a more human, customer orientated
and flexible service," the report reads.

Safety

THE LIGHT AT THE END OF
THE TUNNEL FOR PTC AND
THE CERTIFICATION OF
SSO PROGRAMS.

COMMUTER RAILROADS ARE BEginning to look beyond 2020 and
what operations and capital expenditure on their networks will look like
following successful implementation
of positive train control (PTC). All
railroads required to implement PTC
either met the December 31, 2018, statutory deadline for fully implementing
PTC systems or submitted requests
demonstrating they met or exceeded
the statutory criteria for an alternative
schedule of Dec. 31, 2020.
According to Federal Railroad
Administration PTC progress reports from the first quarter of 2019,
five commuter railroads, including Port Authority Trans-Hudson,
Metrolink, North County Transit District, Northstar Commuter Rail and
Sound Transit's Sounder trains had
fully implemented an FRA-certified
and interoperable PTC system on all
required main lines. Interoperability
will be the next hurdle with commuter railroads, as a group, achieving
interoperability with 19 of 65 host
railroad PTC systems.
In another safety milestone this
year, 31 State Safety Oversight (SSO)
Programs in 30 states were certified
by the Federal Transit Administration
(FTA) ahead of an April 15, 2019 deadline. To achieve FTA certification, an
SSO Program had to meet several federal statutory requirements, including

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