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Congress moving to prevent disruptions on Amtrak, Metro-North

WASHINGTON — Congress is bowing to warnings by the nation’s railroads, including Metro-North and Amtrak, that passenger service would be disrupted or suspended if a federal deadline for implementation of a safety measure is not pushed back. Congress is rushing to comply. There is broad agreement the deadline should be put off, but there are hurdles.

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NTSB recommends cameras, speed signs for Metro-North

Washington — The National Transportation Safety Board Tuesday recommended that Metro-North adopt new safety measures including cameras on trains and more speed restriction signs. “The images and audio captured by recorders can be invaluable to our investigators,” said NTSB Chairman Deborah Hersman. “Understanding what is happening inside the cab just prior to a crash can […]