The NTSB has recommended the Federal Railroad Administration require railroads to medically screen employees in safety-sensitive positions for sleep apnea and other sleep disorders. This comes after the engineer involved in the Hoboken crash reportedly had undiagnosed sleep apnea.
U.S. Sen. Cory Booker is a big supporter of reforming the criminal justice system. He says health care and drug treatment should be available to people with mental illness and addiction issues and sentences should be proportional to the infractions.
President-Elect Donald Trump traveled from New York City to Bedminster to spend the weekend at his golf course for meetings. The trip snarled traffic and cost the municipality an estimated $5,000 to provide 90 overtime man hours in police coverage for 48 hours.
A National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty report found that Newark, Trenton and Atlantic City have laws on the books to remove the homeless from public view, which it says criminalizes the population for trying to live.
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