Schumer Calls For Safety Probe Of Long Island Rail Road

Law360, New York (March 19, 2014, 3:57 PM EDT) -- Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said Tuesday that the Federal Railroad Administration should formally examine the Long Island Rail Road’s overall safety regime, in light of the FRA’s recent report slamming New York’s Metro-North Commuter Railroad for its unsafe practices.

While Schumer acknowledged the LIRR has a good safety record, he said recent reports revealed a number of “troubling” incidents that have occurred in previous years, noting Metro-North had a very good safety record before a series of serious crashes, two of which resulted in fatalities....
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