Amtrak Adopts NTSB Safety Recommendation

Amtrak has implemented a recommendation made by the National Transportation Safety Board following an April 2016 incident in which two maintenance of way workers were killed by a passing train in Pennsylvania.

NTSB recommended that train dispatchers not be allowed to participate in potentially distracting activities, including making phone calls, while directing train operations.

Amtrak adopted that recommendation, the NTSB said this week in a news release.

The news release said that 230 safety recommendations made by the Board in 2019-2020 remain unaddressed.

The Amtrak workers were at a job site near Chester, Pennsylvania, when they were struck by a train.

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