Connecticut Governor says Metro North’s preliminary 100-Day Improvement Plan to improve safety and prevent train accidents is not specific enough
After Metro North was involved in two catastrophic train accidents including a fatal one in the Bronx, NY, the new Metro North president Joseph Giulietti gave Connecticut’s Transportation Commissioner James Redeker a preliminary 100-Day Improvement Plan that focuses on rebuilding a culture of safety in Metro North. The plan proposes the re-establishment of a safety department, the creation of a data analysis unit as well as improved training programs for employees. In his letter to Commissioner Redeker, Giulietti mentioned that he was also waiting for external reviews from the MTA, the FRA and the NTSB to be able to understand all issues and take proper corrective action.
In a statement the Governor of Connecticut, Dannel Mallloy criticised the action plan saying it was not specific enough and that “riders need to know that there is a plan with benchmarks and deadlines in place” .
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