Amtrak's Boardman advocates track-tampering detection technology

05/18/2011 | Washington Post, The

Amtrak President Joseph Boardman told senators he wants to see development of technologies that could prevent track tampering and terrorism. A railroad track-tampering scheme was uncovered in the documents found in Osama bin Laden's Pakistan hideout. Ultrasonic and laser technologies could alert engineers of track problems far ahead of trains, he said. Boardman also advocated funding increased track patrols.

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