Positive Train Control

Telecommunications for Railroad Safety

Environmental Due Diligence for Railroad Safety Installations

Location: Western two-thirds of the United States, including the states of California, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota, Nebraska, and several more.

Duration: 2014 to Current

Description: Positive Train Control (PTC) is a Federally mandated safety system initiative that was a result of Congress enacting the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008.  The Rail Safety Improvement Act was enacted in response to a railroad accident in Chatsworth, California that claimed 25 lives and caused over 100 injuries.  PTC systems are designed to prevent train collisions, derailments, and other train accidents.  PTC system require the installation of 25-75 feet tall communications towers, typically every 1 to 3 miles apart down the railroad right-of-way.  Since 2014, GSS has conducted NEPA/Section 106 reviews for well over 10,000 PTC towers throughout the United States for multiple Class I railroads.

Over the years, the GSS team has been a great business partner providing a high quality product, in a timely manner and they are always quick to answer questions.
Class 1 Railroad Systems Engineer