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Train safety system could cost $30M

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SANTA FE – State officials estimate it could cost $30 million to implement a federally required safety system for the Rail Runner Express commuter rail system.

A federal law requires some passenger and freight railroads to implement a “positive train control” system by the end of 2015. Such systems can automatically apply brakes if an operator fails to slow a train for a stop signal or when speed is restricted.

The agency is holding meetings statewide to gather comments on the plan.

Meetings are scheduled for Thursday in Farmington, Friday in Albuquerque and next week in Santa Fe, Springer and Roswell.

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