The findings of a recent federal investigation into the NJ Transit revealed the transit has been operating with seriously lacking safety systems in place. A number of safety rules and precautions that are known to prevent injuries and death, including testing train brakes/using the train horn at crossings, had not been enforced. There was also evidence of employee cell phone usage during operational times.
The findings of the investigation were cited at a legislative hearing with State lawmakers and executives from the NJ transit on November 4th, 2016. Both parties agreed the findings were completely and utterly unacceptable.
It has been roughly 5 weeks since the tragic NJ Transit crashed that killed a woman in Hoboken and injured over a hundred others. Although the federal investigation offered unprecedented insight into the shortcomings of the NJ transit, authorities have yet to disclose what caused the fatal Hoboken crash.
If you or a loved one have been hurt in a train crash, or NJ transit bus crash, contact us today.