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New York, New York / Train Derailment #1074339

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 03, 2013
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(Bronx, New York: Jeff Pegues) The focus on human error and engineer William Rockefeller† in the investigation into the deadly train derailment in New York City reviewed. [NTSB Earl WEENER††- says there’s no indication the brake systems were not functioning properly.] [In radio interview, voice of Governor Andrew CUOMO†- says there’s all sorts of liability questions.] [Former MTA supervisor Michael McLENDON††- defends Rockefeller.]

(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Bill Whitaker) The Congressionally mandated positive train control system {PTC} that could have prevented the accident examined; details given about how the system uses satellite technology to transmit signals to a central computer; animation shown. [Metrolink director Richard KATZ††- warns that people will die if you delay PTC.]

Pelley, Scott;
Pegues, Jeff;
Whitaker, Bill

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