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U.S. Lawmakers Argue Driverless Trains Will Improve Transit Safety

Excerpt from The Hill's Transportation Report

Aug 09, 2013 1:48 am

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Recent high-speed rail accidents in Europe beg the question whether humans or machines are better equipped to avoid deadly accidents. The verdict is still out in the U.S.

— Samantha Shankman

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Lawmakers on the House committees that handle transportation and energy issues are pushing the Federal Communications Committee (FCC) to allow public transportation systems and railways to run trains automatically.

The lawmakers said the FCC should approve Positive Train Control (PTC) systems that have been sought by railways since the passage of a rail safety bill in 2008 that called for expanding their usage nationwide.

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