"The record speaks for itself. Having said that, you want to look at every event and review it to see what you can learn from it," said Peter Goelz, former managing director at the National Transportation Safety Board. "There is no question that [federal officials] are paying close attention to all of these accidents."
"It's pretty straightforward. You had a guy going twice as fast as he should've on the phone leading to the crash which indicates that the rail line apparently doesn't have a policy concerning the use of cellular devices while the train is in operation," Mr. Goelz said.