S. 1462: Railroad Safety and Positive Train Control Extension Act

Introduced:
Aug 01, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
1% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
John Thune
Junior Senator from South Dakota
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Aug 01, 2013
Length
5 pages
 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on August 1, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Aug 01, 2013
Referred to Committee Aug 01, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed Senate ...
Passed House ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

6% chance of getting past committee.
1% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

A bill to extend the positive train control system implementation deadline, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
14 cosponsors (10R, 4D) (show)
Committees

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation

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Library of Congress Summary

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8/1/2013--Introduced.
Railroad Safety and Positive Train Control Extension Act - Revises the railroad safety risk reduction program.
Extends from December 31, 2015, to December 31, 2020, the deadline for submission to the Secretary of Transportation (DOT) by each Class I railroad carrier and each entity providing regularly scheduled intercity or commuter rail passenger transportation of a plan for implementing a positive train control (PTC) system on certain of its tracks.
Authorizes the Secretary to extend the implementation deadline, upon application, in one-year increments, if specified circumstances exist.
Directs the Secretary to revise federal regulations requiring a Class II or III railroad (including a tourist or excursion railroad) to equip its locomotives with an onboard PTC system to operate in PTC territory.
Extends for five years the time for such railroad to meet the deadline for equipping its locomotives with a PTC system.

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