Assemblyman Zwicker was recently featured in NJTV's Coverage of the Joint Committee investigation of NJ Transit Security:
"After the Amtrak crash in Philadelphia a year and a half ago, officials explained that PTC would have automatically slowed that train down if it had been equipped. An Amtrak expert explained the technology.
“Amtrak has spent a little over $100 million to date on PTC. There’s three aspects of it — there’s a carbon part that goes on the locomotives, there’s a part that is on the wayside along the tracks that is interconnected with the signal system on the railroad and then there’s a back-office piece,” said Amtrak Senior Manager of Positive Train Control George Hartman.
An assemblyman who is a physicist asked why it’s taking so long.
“You describe some of the difficulties, but in the end technically it doesn’t sound particularly difficult. Google has a self-driving car,” said Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker."