Railroad Safety

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Survey: Workers Think NJ TRANSIT Values On-Time Performance Over Safety

A survey has revealed that NJ TRANSIT workers believe those in charge think being on time is more important than being safe.

06/08/2015

Sens. Charles Schumer, right, and Richard Blumenthal hold a news conference at Grand Central Terminal on April 19, 2015. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Schumer, Blumenthal Propose Bill To Force Implementation Of Railroad Safety Technology

Schumer, D-N.Y., and Blumenthal, D-Conn., said Sunday delays are unacceptable for adding the communications and signaling system called Positive Train Control.

04/19/2015

Jennifer Garvey holds up a newspaper account of the accident where her sport-utility vehicle was struck by a train in East Rockaway. (Credit: CBS2)

CBS2 Exclusive: Woman Recalls Horror Of SUV Being Hit By LIRR Train

A woman shared her frightening story Tuesday about getting struck by a Long Island Rail Road train at a crossing this week.

03/03/2015

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Rockland County Eyes Vehicle-Detection System, 4-Arm Gates At Railroad Crossings

The county is looking to install crossing gates with four arms — which make it difficult for drivers to navigate around.

02/10/2015

A Metro-North train is seen in Rye, NY on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Schumer, Blumenthal Seek Rail Safety ‘Overhaul’

Sens. Charles Schumer and Richard Blumenthal say they want to “overhaul'” rail safety laws to prevent future derailments and other accidents.

09/07/2014

Commuters wait on the platform at Metro-North's Stamford station, Oct. 1, 2013. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Metro-North Commuters Give Railroad Grade Of D+ In Online Survey

Many respondents said they noticed no improvement over the last few months and the most common complaint was late trains.

04/14/2014

NJ TRANSIT Train

NJ Transit To Conduct Top-To-Bottom Safety Review

At its monthly board meeting Tuesday, the agency approved spending nearly a half-million dollars on an outside consultant to conduct a comprehensive safety review.

04/08/2014