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CASE STUDY: GOOD AND EVIL IN THE RAILTung Nguyen
INTRODUCTIONRobert M Sanchez: Greyhound bus driver, Amtrak engineer, Metrolink engineer.Metrolink: Commuter rail system crossing six Southern Calilfornia countiesCarries about 40,000 passengers a dayOver 380 miles of trackTracks shared with freight trafficSanchez’s history at Metrolink:5 informal discipline letters for absences2 oral councils for the use of his cell phone while on duly2008, a man ran in-front of Roberts train and killed himselfFriday, September 12, 2008Describing how the accident in Metrolink happened
CASE SUMMARYCase study is about the government involving and trying to regulate business specifically in the railroad industry. The case describes an example of railroad accident of Metrolink resulting in which 24 passengers died and over 100 people were injured in southern California. The cause of this accident was an act that is against regulations of an engineer of Metrolink named Robert M Sanchez about texting from the cab while on duty as operating the train. After the accident happened, the U.S. Congress passed a comprehensive law for preventing incident in the future which resulting in billions of dollars of cost to railroad companies.
CASE SUMMARY (CONT.)The most expensive part of the law required positive train control costs “between $9.6 billion and $13.3 billion over 20 years” which is allowing remote operators to take control of a train if necessary. And the benefit-cost

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