Railroads Slowly Implementing Technology That Saves Lives

Railroads Slowly Implementing Technology That Saves Lives
Nov 29, 2016

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued a report yesterday on the implementation of Positive Train Control, an automated braking system that slows a train going over the speed limit. Recent deadly train crashes spurred Congress to require that commuter and freight railroads install the technology to increase safety on and around railroads.

According to the report, the technology has been implemented on 12% of freight routes and 23% of passenger routes. Originally, railroads had until the end of 2015 to install the technology, but that deadline has been extended to December 31, 2018. To read more about the report, view this page.

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