Maloney introduces rail safety legislation in wake of Metro-North crash

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WASHINGTON – In the wake of Tuesday evenings Metro-North train crash that claimed six lives, Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney (D, NY18) Wednesday introduced legislation to help improve safety at grade crossings.
The fatal accident occurred when a woman’s vehicle was on railroad tracks at a crossing in Valhalla.
Maloney said trains must rely on modern technology to prevent other occurrences like this from happening.
“We shouldn’t rely on s single operator having to see a vehicle at a crossing, there should be sensors that can be deployed cheaply in linked to a positive train control system,” he said.
Maloney also wants to reauthorize legislation that would pay for the
relocation and improvement of rail lines with $100 million a year for
the next four years.




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