NEW HAVEN, C.T. (CBSNewYork) — Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal is calling for positive train control technology to be installed at all stations along the Metro-North and New Haven line.
His call comes just over a month after an NJ TRANSIT train slammed into the Hoboken Terminal, killing one person and injuring more than 100 others.READ MORE: Former Aides Karen Hinton, Lindsey Boylan Accuse Gov. Andrew Cuomo Of Bullying, Sexual Harassment
Not a single train station along the line has the positive train control technology, WCBS 880’s Fran Schneidau reported.READ MORE: 6-Year-Old Boy Struck And Killed While Attempting To Board School Bus With Brother In Brooklyn
Implementing it would cost millions of dollars.
“The point is: pay now or pay much more later if there are crashes, and deaths and injuries such as we saw at Hoboken and Philadelphia — crashes that are preventable by positive train control,” Blumenthal said.
The senator said most of the cost would be covered by funding from the Federal Railroad Administration.MORE NEWS: GameStop Shares Surge Nearly 104% In One Day
He is urging the administration to require the safety feature at all stations.