NJ Transit new chief grilled on systemwide safety and maintenance
from Engineering News-Record
NJ Transit was beset with maintenance and safety issues well before the fatal Sept. 29 passenger train crash at the Hoboken station, according to recent testimony from the agency's newly appointed executive director. Stephen H. Santoro, who took over the rail agency in mid-October, told a Nov. 4 state legislative hearing that a Federal Railroad Administration audit completed in June revealed numerous safety violations — from an absence of on-board emergency equipment to lax inspection procedures for locomotive brakes.
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