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August 28, 2014

N.Y. MTA investigating wayward train operator

Rail control ordered the train to let passengers off and then pull into a spur track to let it turn around safely, but the train at Canal Street instead headed uptown on the wrong tracks.


August 7, 2014

SkyTrain officials defend reliability

The light rail system shut down twice in July, once because of a computer glitch and once when modifications to a main control panel cut power across the system. Both incidents and emergency planning are currently under investigation.


February 11, 2014

Superbowl transit problems to be investigated

Will look into why NJ Transit didn’t anticipate how many people would be taking the train home and plan to accommodate them.


January 27, 2014

Rider wanders off twice, prompting Ohio paratransit investigation

The incidents happened within six weeks of each other after the end of the woman’s trip on the Toledo Area Regional Paratransit Service. Although the passenger was brought home safely both times, one incident resulted in an investigation.


December 3, 2013

Speed a factor in Metro-North crash

Federal investigators have recovered the engineer’s cell phone, though it has been reported they don't believe he was on it at the time of the crash.


May 24, 2013

NTSB issues Metro North derailment investigation update

The investigative group focusing on the track has learned from inspection reports that in April, maintenance work was done in the area of the derailment of the eastbound train. Records revealed that a joint bar, used to join two sections of rail together, was cracked and that it was repaired by Metro-North personnel.


January 17, 2013

5 TTC transit enforcement officers face criminal charges

An investigation culminated in the dismissal of eight TTC transit enforcement officers, five of whom were arrested and face charges of attempt to obstruct justice and fabricate evidence. The five officers allegedly submitted false offense tickets to individuals of no fixed address for panhandling on TTC property, loitering or trespassing.


December 13, 2012

NJ Transit chief defends decision not to move trains before Sandy

When asked at a hearing why the agency didn’t move hundreds of railcars and engines before superstorm Sandy struck, executive director Jim Weinstein defended the decision. He said it was based on the fact that its yards had never flooded in NJ Transit’s nearly 30-year existence.


November 20, 2012

NJ Transit looks into storm preparations

Report said the agency launched a probe into its Superstorm Sandy preparations, looking primarily at the decision to store trains in areas that ended up getting flooded. The potential damage could cost millions and may have been preventable.


June 8, 2012

NTSB opens docket on Va. crash

On May 31, 2011, the motorcoach, operated by Sky Express Inc., was traveling northbound on I-95 in the vicinity of milepost 103 in Caroline County, Va., when it departed the right side of the highway and rolled over.


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