Issue Brief 17-15
June 8, 2017

On May 31, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) awarded $197 million in Positive Train Control (PTC) implementation grants to transportation departments and other agencies in 13 states. The grants are provided from the Highway Trust Fund (HTF), under a one-time authorization in the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. This Issue Brief provides background on PTC funding and a summary of the recent awards.