On Tuesday, Amtrak announced that it would be putting video cameras inside of locomotive cabs as a way to monitor the actions of train engineers.
The decision comes just weeks after a train derailment outside Philadelphia, which resulted in the deaths of eight people and over 200 injuries. For years, Amtrak has had outward-facing cameras on locomotives, along with sensors for both the locomotive itself and actions taken by the engineer.
“Inward-facing video cameras will help improve safety and serve as a valuable investigative tool,” Amtrak President & CEO Joe Boardman said in a statement. “We have tested these cameras and will begin installation as an additional measure to enhance safety.”
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