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Train Accident Prevention: Rail Safety Authority to receive $185 million to hire Additional 45 Rail Inspectors

Following the New York Metro North Train accident that killed four and injured more than 70 people, U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Richard Blumenthal announced yesterday that the recently filed Appropriation bill includes $ 185 million for the Federal Railroad Administration to hire additional inspectors, inspect far more track, and begin sending safety “strike teams” to railroads around the nation in order to conduct additional safety audits.

The agency is underfunded and unable to fully evaluate existing and future rail-safety programs across the nation’s freight and passenger railroads.

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