TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – New Jersey’s congressional delegation is calling on the federal government to fulfill New Jersey Transit’s request for $10 million to help install an automatic train speed control system.
The letter from Sens. Cory Booker and Bob Menendez and 12 members of congress made the request to U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx after last month’s train crash at Hoboken Terminal.
The transit agency said in a filing to federal regulators in June that it has not made any additional progress on installing the system approaching a December 2018 deadline.
The New Jersey Transit train’s data recorder showed it going twice the 10 mph speed limit just before it crashed. The crash killed one woman and injured more than 100.
It wasn’t yet clear exactly what positive train control could have done to prevent the accident.