Federal Railroad Administration
Railroads nationwide have lessons to learn about speed limits and the importance of communication between crew members after the deadly derailment of a Metro-North train earlier this month, federal regulators said Wednesday.
The MTA said the new protections will warn engineers of approaching speed reductions and automatically apply the train’s emergency brakes if speed is not lowered to the 30 mph maximum in the curve.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced plans Sunday night that it plans to make immediate safety improvements on the Metro-North Railroad, a week after a derailment in the Bronx left four people dead.
The U.S. Department of Transportation is demanding immediate safety improvements from Metro-North following the deadly train derailment in the Bronx.
The fact that the NTSB has said that it will take a year and a half to issue a probable cause finding for the derailment and crash is outrageous, Sen. Richard Blumenthal told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau.
The Federal Railroad Administration is considering several options to improve rail service in the heavily-traveled Northeast Corridor.
A movable bridge in Paulsboro, N.J., where a freight train derailed last year will be replaced.