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Metro North Train Derails

No Conclusions Yet In Metro-North Train Derailment Report

AP | JIM FITZGERALD | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal inspectors have not determined whether human error was the cause of a New York train derailment that killed four people last...

Looking For Answers: Sleep Problems In The Transportation Industry

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 02.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

The news that sleep may have played a role in New York's Metro-North train derailment is a terrible reminder that sleep isn't just a personal health issue -- it is also a matter of public safety, when it comes to the rest of people who we entrust with others' lives.

No Evidence Of Crime In Fatal NYC Train Crash That Killed 4

| Posted 01.25.2014 | New York

By Murray Weiss THE BRONX — Investigators looking at the Metro-North train wreck that killed four people have yet to uncover evidence that motorman...

Feds Order Metro-North To Analyze Lines By Tuesday

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 12.07.2013 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — The Metro-North Railroad has until Tuesday to identify places in its system with major speed changes under an order from federal tra...

The Dangers of Drowsy Driving

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 02.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

As a society we've come to vehement consensus that drunk driving is unacceptable behavior. Yet we continue to tolerate sleepy driving. Many people who wouldn't dream of driving after one drink too many may very well get behind the wheel when feeling drowsy.

Funeral For Second Metro-North Crash Victim Scheduled For Friday

AP | Posted 12.06.2013 | New York

COLD SPRING, N.Y. (AP) — It's the second funeral in two days for victims of a train derailment in New York City. Jim Lovell's funeral is scheduled ...

Kevin Short

Train Engineers Prone To 'Microsleep' Spells, Experts Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Kevin Short | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

When Amtrak engineer James Shoemaker is called to work an extra shift at the last minute -- a common occurrence in the railroad industry -- he sometim...

'Highway Hypnosis Could Be Cause Of Fatal Train Crash

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 12.06.2013 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — While the city's Metro-North Railroad is already getting hit with multimillion-dollar civil claims over a deadly commuter train dera...

Warning Signals: Metro-North Accident Underscores Need for Investment in Rail Infrastructure

Ryan Morgan | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics
Ryan Morgan

As a former intern at the MTA, I have seen first-hand that the constant lack of funding and political pressure to cut costs are beginning to take their toll on the condition of critical infrastructure and rolling stock.

Feds Have 'Serious Concerns' About New York Trains

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ and JIM FITZGERALD | Posted 12.04.2013 | New York

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — The head of the Federal Railroad Administration is blasting a New York railroad following a derailment that killed four people ...

Lawyer: Engineer Suffered Highway Hypnosis Before Fatal Crash

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ and JIM FITZGERALD | Posted 02.03.2014 | New York

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — An engineer whose speeding commuter train ran off the rails along a curve, killing four people, experienced a hypnotic-like "da...

Carolyn Gregoire

William Rockefeller, Engineer Driving During Deadly New York Train Crash, May Have Nodded Off

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.03.2013 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK -- Reports are not yet conclusive on what caused a speeding Metro-North train to derail early Sunday morning in the Bronx, killing four passe...

Can You Be Awake And Asleep At The Same Time?

Posted 12.03.2013 | Healthy Living

"I was in a daze. I don't know what I was thinking about and the next thing I know I was hitting the brakes." Those were William Rockefeller's word...

Train Engineer In Fatal Crash Is 'Distraught,' Having Trouble Sleeping

AP | JIM FITZGERALD and TOM HAYS | Posted 02.02.2014 | New York

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — An engineer whose speeding commuter train ran off the rails along a curve, killing four people, nodded at the controls just bef...

Metro-North Train Crash Victims Reflected New York Diversity

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 12.03.2013 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — The four New Yorkers who died in the commuter train that derailed over the weekend led lives that reflected the dynamic diversity of...

The Technology That Could Prevent The Next Big Train Crash

AP | By JIM FITZGERALD and JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 02.02.2014 | Technology

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — An engineer whose speeding commuter train ran off the rails along a curve, killing four people, experienced a hypnosis-like "da...

Train Was Going 52 MPH Over Speed Limit Before Fatal Crash

AP | FRANK ELTMAN and JIM FITZGERALD | Posted 02.01.2014 | New York

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) -- A commuter train that derailed over the weekend, killing four passengers, was hurtling at 82 mph as it entered a 30 mph curve, a...

HERO: Man With Cerebral Palsy Saves Woman's Life In Metro-North Derailment

Posted 12.11.2013 | Good News

Steven Ciccone didn't hesitate Sunday morning while rushing to help fellow passengers after a Metro-North commuter train derailed in the Bronx. Ci...

Commuter Train Derails In New York City

AP/HuffPost | Posted 01.31.2014 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) -- Police confirm that a Metro-North passenger train has derailed in the Bronx. A woman at the scene says numerous emergency vehicles...

Metro-North Train Hauling Garbage Derails In New York

AP | Posted 07.19.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- A freight train hauling garbage has derailed in New York City. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says service on Metro-North Rail...