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posted: 2/16/2013 8:00 AM

Funding gap big obstacle in train crash prevention

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  • The horrific crash between a commuter train and a freight train in Los Angeles in 2008 caused lawmakers to require Positive Train Control systems nationwide.

      The horrific crash between a commuter train and a freight train in Los Angeles in 2008 caused lawmakers to require Positive Train Control systems nationwide.
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They can't afford it but they have to do it. metra officials hope to get some financial and deadline relief from the federal government from a mandate to install a system that automatically stops collision-bound trains.

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