NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Transit is taking a hard look at safety, in the wake of the recent crash of a commuter train in New York City.
The agency on Tuesday approved spending just under a half-million dollars on an outside consultant to conduct a comprehensive safety review.
NJ Transit also is forming a 17-member internal committee to look at safety issues.
Officials say the efforts were spurred by a report on the Dec. 1 derailment of a Metro-North train in the Bronx. Four passengers were killed and about 70 more were injured.
The Federal Railroad Administration said in its report last month that Metro-North had created a culture that sacrificed safety for on-time performance.