Cuomo: Metro-North, LIRR Workers Must Get Sleep Apnea TestsConductors and engineers with the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North will be required to undergo testing for sleep apnea, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday.
Metro-North Engineer In 2013 Bronx Derailment Now On Disability PensionThe Metro-North Train engineer who was driving during a deadly derailment in the Bronx in December 2013 has retired with a pension.
MTA Report: Metro-North Sacrificed Safety For On-Time PerformanceRiders are weighing in on findings from a new report saying Metro-North has sacrificed safety for on-time performance.
NTSB: Engineer In Fatal Metro-North Derailment Has 'Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea'A medical document made available Monday by the National Transportation Safety Board said engineer William Rockefeller has "severe obstructive sleep apnea.''
Federal Review: Metro-North 'Routinely' Put On-Time Performance Ahead Of Safety"Metro-North must never compromise safety in the interests of the reliability of its train schedule or the efficiency in its railroad operations,'' said the report released Friday.
Metro-North Commuters To Air ComplaintsMetro-North commuters will have a chance to ask questions of the state's top transportation official about rail service that has faced criticism in the last few months.
Metro-North Derailment Report Reaches No Conclusions YetA preliminary report by federal investigators on last year's deadly train derailment in the Bronx does not draw any conclusions about what caused the wreck.
Senators: Rule Planned To Monitor Train Operators On VideoThe Federal Railroad Administration is planning to propose a rule that might require the installation of video cameras aboard trains to monitor drivers and record accidents or unsafe behavior, U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said Sunday.
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Senators Push For More Safety Inspectors Following Metro-North DerailmentSens. Charles Schumer and Richard Blumenthal are calling for more funding for railroad safety inspections following the fatal Metro-North derailment.
Straphangers Campaign Lists Best & Worst Transit Events Of 2013“The year was – and for years to come will likely be – dominated by the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy,” the group's Gene Russianoff said in a statement.
Last Victim Of Metro-North Derailment Laid To RestThe final funeral service was planned for Saturday for one of the four passengers killed in the Metro-North derailment in the Bronx last weekend.
Report: Derailed Metro-North Train Had Safety Alarm Installed In Rear CarThe locomotive at the rear of the wrecked train was equipped with an "alerter" system, which can automatically apply the brakes if the engineer is unresponsive and doesn't react to an alarm. There was no such alarm in the engineer's cab.
Metro-North: Full Hudson Line Service To Run ThursdayCrews from Metro-North Railroad finished reconstructing a second track near the Spuyten Duyvil station, allowing resumption of full service Thursday morning, the MTA said.
Conn. Transit Advocate: Metro-North Not Transparent About 'Slow Orders'Jim Cameron complains the railroad has not been open and honest about the fact that scheduled routes have increased by anywhere from two to 10 minutes because of track work.