Kevin Thompson

A train and a truck collided in December 2013 at a crossing in West Nyack, N.Y. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Railroad Regulators: Issue More Tickets To Drivers At Grade Crossings

National railroad regulators are asking local police departments to issue more tickets to drivers who ignore warnings at grade crossings.

03/03/2015

FILE -- Metro-North crews work on Dec. 3, 2013, to rebuild tracks that were damaged in a train derailment in the Bronx two days earlier. (Credit: MTA)

Federal Inspectors Begin 60-Day Safety Assessment Of Metro-North

The effort will assess a broad range of practices at Metro-North, including oversight of engineers, fatigue management programs and medical requirements for crew members.

12/16/2013

Aftermath of the fatal Metro-North Railroad derailment, as seen from Chopper 880 on Dec. 2, 2013. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

Metro-North Train Derailment Raises Questions About Technology

Safety officials have championed what’s known as positive train control technology for decades, but the railroad industry has sought to postpone having to install it because of the high cost and technological issues.

12/03/2013