Positive Train Control

Most of us were horrified to hear about this morning’s New Jersey Transit accident at Hoboken Station.  We should hope all of the survivors are guaranteed the best treatment and the right support from loved ones. This tragedy deserves an impartial investigation.  There has already been one report that a “bumper,” intended to stop a derailed train from jumping the platform, failed, possibly because the train was moving too quickly when it arrived.  The first commuter to be confirmed dead was standing on the platform, according to CBS News. A new technology called Positive Train Control might have prevented this … Continue reading Positive Train Control