Amtrak Crash Ups Pressure To Bolster Rail Safety Tech
Amtrak's recent train derailment in Washington has raised concerns over federal safety mandated technology known as positive train control (PTC). Lawsuits have been filed against Amtrak over the Washington derailment and PTC is at the core of the cases.
"You could think of this as a negligence or wrongful death suit at its base. The people who are injured are going to have claims against Amtrak and the family of the people who died will have claims," attorney Jamie Rodriguez. "I don’t suspect Amtrak would dispute liability for any of those claims; Amtrak had a duty to provide safe transportation to its passengers."