October 21, 2014

Schumer wants feds to review LIRR safety practices

The federal government needs to do a top-to-bottom review of the Long Island Rail Road to see if it is “rotten” and rife with safety problems like its sister agency, the Metro-North Railroad, Sen. Charles Schumer said Tuesday, March 18.

The Federal Railroad Administration last week released a scathing report describing lax supervision, subpar training and other problems at Metro-North. The report was the result of an intensive 60-day review prompted by a spate of Metro-North accidents, including the Dec. 1 derailment in the Bronx that killed four passengers and injured more than 70 others.

Read the complete story at the New York Daily News.