NEWARK, N.J. — Several outlets including AP reported that 11 NJ TRANSIT train engineers or conductors have been temporarily removed from duty under a new program to assess fatigue-related conditions begun after the deadly crash in Hoboken in September.
The effort by the transit agency comes on the heels of September’s accident, which killed one person standing on a platform and injured more than 100 others. It was later revealed the engineer in that crash suffered from sleep apnea, a fatigue-inducing disorder.
NJ TRANSIT Executive Director Steve Santoro said that under the program begun in October, engineers and conductors who show indications of potential fatigue symptoms will be removed until they can document they’ve controlled or corrected their conditions. A spokeswoman said 11 operators have been removed since then. For the full story, click here.