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Several senators call for more positive-train-control tech funding

Nearly two-dozen senators wrote a letter on Wednesday to the Senate Appropriations Committee, calling for an increase in funding for positive train control (PTC) technology. This letter follows the recent deadly derailment of Amtrak 188 that occurred outside Philadelphia on May 12, killing eight people and injuring more than 200. In the letter, the senators said PTC technology would have been able to prevent the accident. Read More »