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Schumer presses for Positive Train Control

Oct 21, 2016 12:04 am
Rick Karlin reports in The Albany Times-Union that U.S. Senator Charles Schumer stumped in Schenectady Oct. 19 for the Positive Train Control system to be implemented between Poughkeepsie and Amsterdam. Schumer wants a $33 million grant to put the system of controls that allow trains to slow automatically in troubled conditions on a 94-mile stretch of rail that cuts through the WGXC listening area. He had Federal Railroad Administrator Sarah Feinberg next to him at the press conference. Congress has mandated that all of the nation's trains eventually be equipped with the safety technology, though has not provided all that funding. Read the full story in The Albany Times-Union.