Before the politicians and NTSB try to tell the American people why the tragic Hoboken Train crash occurred we can conclude some basic facts.
(1) Train’s are prime avenue for terrorist attacks and security needs to be stiffened. Most trains are driven by one engineer and that means there is only person for a terrorist to take out to cause massive destruction.
(2) Computer Security needs to be tightened as even this system can be hacked resulting in further death and destruction.
(3) Competition in mass transit with the private sector needs to occur. When there is a government monopoly of such systems there is no incentive to update and improve safety until a tragedy occurs.