positive train control
Today, Septa officials demonstrated that system for area congressmen. The federal deadline is December 31st.
You may find less elbow room on SEPTA regional rail trains, as rail cars are taken out of service for federally required safety upgrades.
In the wake of last month’s fatal Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia, the federal government is recommending that commuter railroads, such as SEPTA, examine their speed controls where they have sharp curves.
Casey says Positive Train Control could have prevented the fatal derailment of Amtrak 188.
The Federal Railroad Administration tells Amtrak it must make immediate safety improvements on its north east corridor.
The “positive train control” system will automatically bring trains to a stop if that were to happen here.