Friday, May 15, 2015

The Federal Communication Commission has spent $110 million on the system, and are now trying to figure out why it hadn't been turned on

Revealed: Amtrak train accelerated from 70 to 106mph in seconds before crash and speed control system that could have prevented deadly derailment WAS installed but not turned on - WILLS ROBINSON FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

  • NTSB said the commuter service was travelling at twice the speed limit
  • Engineer Brandon Bostian hit the emergency brakes - but it was too late
  • Train came off tracks - killing eight people and injuring more than 200
  • Has been claimed 'Positive Train Control' was in place on stretch of track
  • The system - used to slow the train down - was not turned on at the time
  • There have been installation delays because of problems with radios