BNSF Adding Computerized Brakes toTrains

Trains travelling through our area might have a new safety feature soon.

Today... Federal regulators gave Burlington Northern Sante Fe Railway the green light to start using a computerized system that warns train operators of hazards. 

The system...which uses a global positioning and relay data...can automatically apply the breaks.

The computer will send warnings to the crew and start braking...if the crew does not respond correctly.

The company expects to begin using the system between Fort Worth and Arkansas City, Kansas this spring.

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