Schumer: House Speaker Boehner Ignorant About Rail Safety

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Schu.jpgU.S. Sen. Charles Schumer has accused House Speaker John Boehner of “massive ignorance” about rail safety and wants Congress to pay for rail infrastructure improvements after Amtrak’s deadly derailment.

The New York Democrat says Congress must address Amtrak’s $21 billion state of good repair backlog.

Federal investigators have said the train was traveling 106 miles per hour before hitting a curve where the speed limit is 50 mph. The accident occurred Tuesday night in Philadelphia.

Schumer says positive train control would have prevented the tragedy because the train never would have been able to travel at that speed.

Boehner, an Ohio Republican, ridiculed a reporter Thursday for asking whether the crash was caused by a lack of federal funds for Amtrak.

(AP)




5 COMMENTS

  1. Mr Schumer! Perhaps if the Dems wouldnt be spending way more than there is to spend on programs, whether deserved or not, the gov would have money left for safety concerns!

    Typical politician! Its ALWAYS the other side at fault.

  2. Hey Mr. Shoe-moh from New Yawk, haven’t the executive and legislative branches of our govt. been in in Democrat control these past bunch of years? Where was your favorite party then? And where, Mr. Blabbermouth, have you been until this tragedy happened? Go back to your rat hole and wait for next year’s ground hog!

  3. YOU ARE MY people but i would never vote for you because you always have your greedy hands in my pocketKeep your paws to yourself for once in your life