Positive train control

Brandon Bostian -- Amtrak Engineer

NTSB: Amtrak Train Accelerated 30 MPH Within About 1 Minute Before Wreck

Another body was pulled from the wreckage Thursday morning, bringing the death toll to eight, officials said.

05/14/2015

Amtrak derailment

Deadly Amtrak Derailment Near Philadelphia Leads To Calls For Seat Belts On Trains

In the wake of Tuesday night’s horrific train crash outside of Philadelphia, there are demands for a host of new passenger safety measures, including the possibility of installing seat belts.

05/13/2015

An LIRR train arrives at the Bethpage station. (credit: Getty Images)

Federal Loan Agreement Reached To Install Safety Technology On Metro-North, LIRR Trains

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said Wednesday the Federal Railroad Administration and MTA agreed on a $967 million loan to install Positive Train Control technology.

05/07/2015

Metro-North Railroad

MTA Votes To Expedite Safety Effort On Metro-North, LIRR Trains

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.

04/29/2014

The senators called for more funding to FRA. (Credit: WCBS 880)

Senators Push For More Safety Inspectors Following Metro-North Derailment

Sens. Charles Schumer and Richard Blumenthal are calling for more funding for railroad safety inspections following the fatal Metro-North derailment.

12/15/2013

Several people were killed and dozens injured when a Metro-North commuter train derailed  in the Bronx on Dec. 1, 2013, fire officials said. (credit: CBS 2)

Feds Issue Emergency Order To Metro-North Railroad Following ‘Serious Overspeed Event’

The order requires Metro-North to modify its signal system to ensure speed limits are followed.

12/06/2013

Aftermath of the fatal Metro-North Railroad derailment, as seen from Chopper 880 on Dec. 2, 2013. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

Metro-North Train Derailment Raises Questions About Technology

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.

12/03/2013