Last Month’s Amtrak Train Crash Costs Estimated at $9.2M Amid News of PTC Issues

By Alan Levin | June 11, 2015

  • June 11, 2015 at 8:52 am
    wdw747 says:
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    This is crazy. Speaking as a software developer, this is clearly a case of leadership gone mad. Amtrak is seeking a complete train control solution, and refuses to implement a stopgap solution consisting (essentially) of an Android device with a GPS and a speed limit map, that would capture speeding violations and allow Amtrak to weed out these rogue employees. Why this technology is available and heavily used on commercial trucks with 1 driver and no passengers and not on passenger trains with hundreds of passengers completely escapes me.

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