LA Train Wreck May Have been Avoidable
According to an LA Times article, experts say that last week’s Metrolink train wreck in L.A could have been prevented, had collision-avoidance devices been in use — a technology that the National Safety Transportation Board has been calling for in the U.S. for the past three decades.
“I’m not surprised that once again there has been a terrible, preventable train collision,” said Barry M. Sweedler, a former senior director of the NTSB, who retired after 31 years. “It’s extremely frustrating. They know what to do to solve these things.”
In a deeper analysis, Design News discusses on one of many major sticking points: The estimated $2B to install the technology on 100,000 miles of train track in the U.S.