The MTA is working on implementing life-saving technology which controls the speed of trains. They will be testing this technology on the LIRR Port Washington line that runs from Woodside and Bayside. They are going to be doing this testing all throughout the month of April.
This move is in anticipation of meeting the federal deadline on December 31 for the launch of Positive Train Control.
They are working towards implementing Positive Train Control stems from the many Amtrak derailments that were caused by excessive speed. These Amtrak accidents caused fatalities. The U.S. Senate is pushing for agencies to act and to do more to prevent fatalities in the future.
The chief safety officer for the MTA, David Mayer, said in front of members of the U.S. Senate that the agency is making progress on building the PTC technology on the LIRR.
The improvements are in reaction to an Amtrak train that derailed in Washington that killed eight passengers, including two from Queens, and sent over 180 others to the hospital.
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