Positive train control
The agency approved an additional $11.3 million contract to speed up the retrofitting of hundreds of Metro-North and LIRR coaches for Positive Train Control.
Sens. Charles Schumer and Richard Blumenthal are calling for more funding for railroad safety inspections following the fatal Metro-North derailment.
The order requires Metro-North to modify its signal system to ensure speed limits are followed.
Safety officials have championed what’s known as positive train control technology for decades, but the railroad industry has sought to postpone having to install it because of the high cost and technological issues.