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Amtrak crash was about funding
Amtrak crash was about funding

The Amtrak crash is the first of many — at least until Amtrak is funded fully and not with band-aids ("Amtrak crash not about funding," May 20). The electronic engine speed control (available but not funded) would have prevented the crash. It operates by detecting the speed limit. If the engineer is doing their job, nothing happens. If the train is moving at a higher speed, the computer control takes over the train from the engineer, slows the train down and eventually stops, safely. So yes, funding has and will be a problem until it is fully funded. Case closed. David J. Jaffa, Columbia