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Several people were killed and dozens injured when a Metro-North commuter train derailed  in the Bronx on Dec. 1, 2013, fire officials said. (credit: CBS 2)

Many Trains Don’t Use Widely Available Auto Brakes

There is already low-tech equipment, widely available since the Great Depression, that could have prevented the crash, and every Metro-North train already has it.

12/15/2013

LIRR trains (CBS 2)

Audit: State DOT Lacks Records On Railroad Bridge Inspections

An audit claims the state Department of Transportation lacks the records to show updated and adequate safety plans for railroad bridges statewide.

12/09/2013

NJ Transportation Officials Halt Early-Stage Work

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey transportation officials on Tuesday said they have indefinitely suspended about 100 state-funded road and rail projects that are in their early stages as the cash-strapped state grapples with how […]

10/05/2010