Congress Delayed Key Safeguard That May Have Prevented Washington Train Derailment

Feb 2011
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Congress Delayed Key Safeguard That May Have Prevented Washington Train Derailment

Amtrak officials said a new safety mechanism called “positive train control” was not activated at the time of the derailment. The train was traveling on an inaugural run of a high-speed service route.

Positive train control is a system meant to automatically stop trains before certain accidents happen, like train-to-train collisions and derailments caused by excessive speed. After a 2008 crash in California, a new law required trains across the country to install the technology by the end of 2015, the Hill reported.
Time to get on the ball and quit kicking the can down the road. This crash should never have happened.
 
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A bill Obama signed to delay the implementation of this safety feature.

These deaths are on his hands.

Miss him yet?
 
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A bill Obama signed to delay the implementation of this safety feature.

These deaths are on his hands.

Miss him yet?
Did you read the article in the OP before you made that up?

Clearly it cites Congress, so go fetch the article that say it was Obama.

Otherwise, your claim seems as real as your PhD. Go on, support your charge.
 
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So, it's not Obama's fault as the herd were bleating yesterday? Whoodathunkit?
Of course it was his fault, he signed the bill into law.

Its right there in the OP link.

Positive train control is a system meant to automatically stop trains before certain accidents happen, like train-to-train collisions and derailments caused by excessive speed. After a 2008 crash in California, a new law required trains across the country to install the technology by the end of 2015, the Hill reported.

But as the deadline approached, Congress extended it until the end of 2018, after receiving complaints from freight and commuter railroad companies about the difficulty of converting to the new system. The extension was part of a five-year highway bill compromise between the House and Senate that President Barack Obama signed into law.
 
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Of course it was his fault, he signed the bill into law.

Its right there in the OP link.

Positive train control is a system meant to automatically stop trains before certain accidents happen, like train-to-train collisions and derailments caused by excessive speed. After a 2008 crash in California, a new law required trains across the country to install the technology by the end of 2015, the Hill reported.

But as the deadline approached, Congress extended it until the end of 2018, after receiving complaints from freight and commuter railroad companies about the difficulty of converting to the new system. The extension was part of a five-year highway bill compromise between the House and Senate that President Barack Obama signed into law.
Yes, but you're not telling the whole story, are you? The extension?
 
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Yes, but you're not telling the whole story, are you? The extension?
I never intended to tell a story, I made a statement, which is true, and which I have proved.

Had Obama not signed that extension that train would have had the safety feature and it wouldn't have crashed.

Those are the facts, I really don't care if you don't like them or not.