ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Richard Blumenthal have introduced legislation that would require railroads to install additional safety technology by 2018 to help prevent crashes from speed and human error.
Schumer, D-N.Y., and Blumenthal, D-Conn., said Sunday delays are unacceptable for adding the communications and signaling system called Positive Train Control.
“If a train is going too fast, it’s slowed down,” Blumenthal said at a news conference at Grand Central Terminal. “If it’s about to collide with another train, it’s stopped.”