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Metro North Train Derails

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...

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.

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...

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.

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...

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...