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Popular Science: How to prevent America's next train crash

(Source: Popular Science magazine, February 2013 issue, January 17, 2013)

Although the railroad keeps our 21st-century economy running, itís essentially a 19th-century technology. Rail operators have known for decades that technological fixes could prevent rail disasters caused by the kind of human errors committed at Macdona and Graniteville, but they have been dragging their feet because those fixes are expensive and complicated. Congress is now making them get it done. But the railroads could also cheaply and humanely achieve big safety leaps simply by improving the working conditions of engineers ó something theyíre even less enthusiastic about doing.

Full story: Popular Science magazine online

Monday, February 04, 2013

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