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The freight rail industry is working diligently and methodically to move the incredibly complex Positive Train Control (PTC) safety system from concept to reality. This revolutionary technology analyzes a host of real-time conditions, including train speed and track composition, and autom​atically stops a train before certain types of accidents occur. In 2016, teams of railroad employees, manufacturers, software designers and safety experts will make significant progress to meet PTC development, installation and testing goals.​