Security and Safety

Dems push for increasing positive train control funding

Posted on July 7, 2015

Photo: Sam Wilson/WIkimedia Commons
Photo: Sam Wilson/WIkimedia Commons

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A group of Democrats from Illinois are pushing Congress to increase funding for the installation of a system to automate the nation's trains after a deadly Amtrak crash in May, The Hill reported.

Railroads currently have until Dec. 31 to install the positive train control system, which some Democrats have complained is an unfunded mandate, however, and some Republicans had pushed to move it back before the Amtrak crash in May, the report said.

Sen. Dick Durbin and Reps. Mike Quigley and Dan Lipinski, all Democrats, said Monday during an appearance at a station on Chicago's Metra commuter railway that the deadline should be left alone and Congress should boost funding for it, according to The Hill. For the full story, click here.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

TSA cautions rail providers amid Al Qaeda report

The terrorist groups’ propaganda magazine not only details how to derail trains, but also includes a list of dozens of “vulnerable” train routes in the U.S. as potential targets that could result in mass casualties.

RTC buses to provide police live footage from surveillance cameras

The move was prompted by a March 25 incident when local police were unable to see inside a bus where a gunman had barricaded himself.

MARTA police arrest 538 for fare evasion during 6-week stint

Over the last six weeks, plain clothes officers have actively monitored fare gates across MARTA’s 38 rail stations. To date, the effort has led to hundreds of arrests and suspensions from the MARTA system.

Sacramento RT installs cameras at station after officer shooting

Deputy Alex Ladwig was shot June 27, allegedly by a man whom Ladwig had approached to check for his train ticket.

NTSB issues track worker safety alert

Safety Alert 066 was prompted in part by the deaths of two rail workers who were struck and killed by a train in Edgemont, S.D, Jan. 17, 2017.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close