September 18, 2014

Metro-North accidents focus of federal hearings

HARTFORD, Conn. – An October hearing will be held to address railroad issues including track inspection and maintenance as well as safety standards for both passengers and workers, federal officials investigating two recent Metro-North Railroad accidents in Connecticut announced Tuesday.

Representatives of Metro-North, government officials, labor unions and others will be witnesses Oct. 22-23 and discuss track work, crash standards for railroad passenger cars, protection of on-track work zones and organizational safety.

Read the complete story at the San Francisco Chronicle.