Capital Metro to upgrade MetroRail with $9.8M in federal grant funds
The Austin-area transit agency Capital Metro was awarded $9.76 million in federal grant funds on May 31 that will be used for improvements along the 32-mile MetroRail corridor. According to an agency press release, the funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration and Federal Transit Administration and will be used to help install the fiber communications network for an Enhanced Automatic Train Control Positive Train Control system. According to the Federal Railroad Administration, Positive Train Control uses communication-based and processor-based technology to direct train cars on where and where not to move.
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Source: Community Impact- Cedar Park