Sen. Schumer Warns Against Further Delays in Train Technology

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New York Sen. Chuck Schumer called on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to meet next year’s deadline for installing crash-prevention technology on the Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road, saying any further delays would be unacceptable.

Positive train control, a signaling and communications system designed to avert derailments and collisions, which can be fatal, is supposed to be in place on the two commuter lines by the end of 2018. But rail officials expressed concern at a board session last week about…



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