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Bill introduced requiring greater transparency about train safety audits

Posted on February 16, 2017

NTSB photo by Chris O'Neill
NTSB photo by Chris O'Neill

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two House Representatives from New Jersey unveiled legislation that would require greater transparency about train safety audits after the deadly train crash in Hoboken, N.J. last year, The Hill reports.

The measure would require the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the Federal Transit Administration to notify lawmakers if they conduct any safety audits on railroads or rail transit agencies. It also would require federal agencies to submit a report to Congress detailing the results of the investigation within 90 days of the audit’s completion.

It was revealed after a packed commuter train slammed into the Hoboken station and killed a woman standing on the platform in September that the FRA was conducting a “deep audit” of NJ Transit in response to an uptick in safety violations. For the full story, click here.

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