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Caltrain quietly fires contractor before testing of new safety system is completed

Published Wednesday March 1

Safety Improvement Act of 2008 after a commuter train operator in Los Angeles ran a red light and…

By Erin Baldassari | ebaldassari@bayareanewsgroup.com | Bay Area News Group

SAN CARLOS — Caltrain last week quietly fired a contractor in charge of constructing a critical completely new safety system designed to prevent derailments and collisions, saying delays in the project threatened to jeopardize the agency’s ability to meet a federally-mandated 2018 deadline.

Although the 2 projects are not directly related, Murphy remarked testing the communications systems alongside brand new construction for the electrification project would complicate both efforts.

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