December 21, 2014

Blumenthal wants to convene Senate PTC hearing

WASHINGTON – A group of Connecticut lawmakers is calling for action on rail-safety technology that could prevent future train collisions like the fatal “deadman’s curve” crash late last year in the Bronx.

The Positive Train Control technology, or PTC would override human error by automatically slowing or stopping trains that are speeding, entering work zones or otherwise encountering danger.

Read the complete story at the Connecticut Post.