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December 16, 2013

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It’s also inexcusable that this train lacked the alert system that sounds alarms if inactivity by the engineer is detected. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy pledged Tuesday to expedite installing the positive train control system on the New Haven line that guards against collisions and derailments. Some railroad officials dispute the effectiveness of the technology on busy commuter lines such as ours.

Maybe that’s true. But there must be technology that can be developed that prevents a train from turning a corner at three times the recommended speed.

— The Connecticut Post of Bridgeport

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