Amtrak will install CCTV in locomotives

02_amtrakAfter a recent accident this month, Amtrak announced it would install video cameras inside locomotive cabs to record the actions of train drivers.
The National Transportation Safety Board has been recommending that the Federal Railroad Administration require passenger and freight train cabs to have audio recorders since the late 1990s. It revised that recommendation five years ago to include inward-facing sound and video recorders.
Joseph Boardman, the Amtrak’s president and CEO, said the company has supported efforts by a railroad administration safety advisory committee made up of industry and labor representatives to come up with standards for the cameras. The committee has yet to issue recommendations.

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