NJ Transit Crash May Spur Regulatory Crackdown

Law360, New York (October 5, 2016, 10:54 AM EDT) -- Last week's commuter train crash that killed a woman and injured more than 100 people at New Jersey's Hoboken Terminal may push federal regulators to crack down on railroads and lend momentum to proposals calling for redundant staffing, crash-avoidance technology and improved data collection.

Federal and local officials have refused to speculate on what might have caused a commuter train on New Jersey Transit's Pascack Valley Line to slam into Hoboken Terminal on Sept. 29 as federal investigators still work through the wreckage.

While the cause of the accident is still unknown, the incident shines a spotlight on federal safety mandates...

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