MBTA officials weigh $700 million investment in Green Line safety (Boston Globe)

December 24, 2012 – By now, the Green Line crashes have become familiar: May 2008 in Newton, May 2009 near Government Center, last month at Boylston Street Station. One dead, more than 100 injured, thousands delayed, $20 million in damage, lawsuits pending. All three accidents could have been avoided — if the Green Line were equipped with an automated system to track and control trains to prevent train-to-train collisions and derailments when drivers speed or miss track signals that look like traffic lights. The T estimates it would cost $645 million to $721 million and require nine years to design, install, and test a modern collision avoidance-system for the Green Line.

Link to Full Article: http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/2012/12/24/mbta-officials-weigh-million-investment-green-line-safety/9E1NlP52Bbca2bfg9ESlqK/story.html


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