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. >> thank you, dr. magee. i'd like to thank our entire panel. chairman schuster left baltimore and is tied up in traffic appropriately for a transportation conference. i will thank this panel very much for their presentations and for all of our audience. let me bring up secretary -- let me ask secretary slater to come up and close the program. thank you, rodney. >> senator we would like to thank you for the great job you did moderating the panel. let's give the senator a round of applause. just a couple of points to close out. you should know that coming into this room we actually asked the chairman and the ranking member if we could sit in these chairs. they're a lot more, you know -- they're elevated. can you imagine sitting up there and that's the thing. they told us, can you imagine? no, you cannot sit up there. you have to sit here. so we're here a little power thing, but we've enjoyed the experience. let me also say, clearly we've learned some things. i did not know beverly that we have as many passengers moving through union station 37 mi
let me ask one more maybe to dr. magee oliver. you mentioned positive train control which obviously has been in the news because. recent derailment in philadelphia area, tragic derailment. and the argument that had you had positive train control they would have been able to stop the train before the accident. how are other countries doing on ptc? do they have it in place, do you know? are we the only ones lagging behind? can you comment on that? >> sure. positive train control is 45-year-old technology as i said, but we are dealing with trying to turn a train at 50 miles per hour slower than the cars on i-95 parallel to it in a turn that was designed for freight system. so we have to separate the freight rail from the commercial rail. commercial rail is largely a straight line, and when you look at mag lev it's floating. so it really challenges us as the united states are we really ready to do mega scaled engineering development in a funding model like in map 21 that has 27 increments as we step forward. it's very difficult for pr
. >> dr. bill magee: why should any child anywhere on this planet, have to live a life of misery. >> kathy majette: a lot of people think that children that are born with these deformities are cursed. just imagine a life alone, that nobody wanted to be around you. >> norrie oelkers: and we had children coming in for screening with brown bags over their head. they're never allowed to leave their house unless they have a bag on their heads. >> kathy majette: some children don't live, because they have problems with eating, and drinking, and die of malnutrition. >> mel: and they see us as their last resort. >> dr. jill gora: every child deserves a fair chance at life >> peggy stillman: it may only take an hour to do something that will change their lives forever. >> noreen kessler: and you just see a whole new person, a whole new beginning.
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