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: Police Open Fire, Arrest Man Threatening People With Stolen Kitchen Knives In Lower Manhattan
Not a single train station along the line has the positive train control technology, WCBS 880’s Fran Schneidau reported.READ MORE: NYPD: Suspect Grabbed 11-Year-Old Girl's Hair, Tried To Choke Her At Stuyvesant Square Park
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.
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He is urging the administration to require the safety feature at all stations.