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Are Doors on New Jersey Trains Flying Open While the Train Is Moving?

NBC 4 in New York recently featured a report on a disturbing trending involving doors on New Jersey trains flying open while the train is moving. Why Are Doors on New Jersey Trains Flying Open While Trains Are Moving? Reportedly, for the second time in less than a week, the safety bar on a NJ transit train was missing, leading to the train’s door flying open. The most recent incident involved the Northeast Corridor train. The incident happened while the train was traveling between Newark Penn Station and Trenton. While riding on the train, a passenger noticed that a door to the train was open. The passenger used his phone to record a video of the train traveling at a high-rate of speed with the door open and passengers standing nearby the dangerous opening. After recording the video, the man then posted it on Twitter. NJ Transit responded to the…
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Are New Jersey’s Railroad Crossings Safe?

In early March, a deadly collision between a tour bus and a train made headlines nationwide and has many people wondering: are railroad crossings dangerous? According to ABC News, the railroad crossing where the bus-train crash took place has a history of accidents between trains and vehicles, including two already this year. A National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) official speaking with ABC News about the train wreck said that in the past, larger vehicles, such as 18 wheelers and buses, have had issues with the railroad crossing where the incident happened. The NTSB official said that the area where the road crosses the tracks is steep, leading to the bottom of vehicles scraping against the ground and even becoming stuck. Reportedly, prior to the train crashing into the bus, the vehicle was stuck on the railroad tracks for around five minutes. As of this writing, investigators had still not named…
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Does There Need to Be a Federal Review of Train Safety in New Jersey?

Following railroad disasters in Hoboken and Brooklyn in the past few months, two US Senators from New Jersey, Robert Menendez and Cory Booker, believe a federal review of train safety in New Jersey and nationwide is necessary. Per a report in The Press of Atlantic City, the federal review would focus on whether railroad systems had installed inward facing cameras in their trains and implemented sleep apnea testing of employees who operate their locomotives. Both Senators believe that some railroad systems have been too slow about implementing the safety initiatives. Neither Senator directly called out New Jersey Transit for its role in the Hoboken train accident or the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) in the wake of the LIRR train derailment. Instead, they drew from numerous examples of railroad disasters that had happened nationwide over the last 15 years as the reason why the safety changes needed to be implemented…
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