Hudson: That's it man, game over man, game over! What the f**k are we gonna do now? What are we gonna do?
Burke: Maybe we could build a fire, sing a couple of songs, huh? Why don't we try that?
In its report to Congress,Positive Train Control Implementation Status, Issues, and Impacts, August 2012,
FRA reaches the following conclusions and makes the following recommendations:
Based on the results of this report, FRA believes that the majority of railroads will not be able to complete PTC implementation by the 2015 deadline. Partial deployment can likely be achieved; however the extent of which is dependent upon the successful resolution of any known and emergent issues. As a result, FRA recommends that if Congress were to consider legislation extending the PTC implementation deadline it should consider several factors, including the extent to which each railroad has demonstrated due diligence in its efforts to successfully implement PTC technologies on its rail system. In the event that Congress were to make legislative changes, FRA suggests allowing for provisional certification of PTC systems that will allow for the use of installed PTC systems under controlled conditions before final system certification is complete. This will allow for the incremental use of PTC systems and produce an increase in safety as the systems are systematically rolled out. FRA also suggests