commuter rail safety News

N.Y. to Get Nearly $1B Federal Loan to Make Commuter Rail Safer

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the nation’s largest commuter rail network, is on track to receive a nearly $1 billion federal loan for safety improvements meant to avoid a repeat of a 2013 derailment that killed four people, New York Gov. …

Commuter Train Crashes Prompt Call for Safety Improvements

Commuter rail accidents including a New York derailment last month that killed four prompted a U.S. investigative agency to name improving transit safety as its top priority for 2014. The National Transportation Safety Board, releasing its annual list of most-wanted …