Federal Loan Could Fund MTA System Used to Stop Train Crashes, Cuomo Says

April 24, 2015 7:06 PM

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MIDTOWN— The MTA may receive a $1 billion loan from the federal government to install a sophisticated monitoring system to help prevent crashes like the derailment that killed four people in December 2013, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday morning.

The new positive train control system, which is expected to roll out on 1,400 Metro North trains, would monitor the location of every train and automatically slow down trains that are moving too fast.

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