Metra to undertake $80 million anti-derailment safety upgrade

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Scathing report released on Metra: Are commuters’ safety at risk?

Metra will spend $80 million on a new safety system designed to prevent derailments.

It’s the biggest safety expenditure yet, for Metra; a big share of the money will come from the federal government.

GPS devices will be mounted on locomotives, along with special radios and computers that can automatically order a train to stop if it fails to obey a speed limit or signal.

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