Federal Railroad Administration to assess Metro-North safety compliance following derailment

Federal experts will spend the next two months examining safety of the Metro-North Railroad following a fatal derailment in the Bronx. The Federal Railroad Administration

The FRA will look at practices such as engineer oversight and compliance with federal regulations.

The FRA will look at practices such as engineer oversight and compliance with federal regulations. (12/13/13)

THE BRONX - Federal experts will spend the next two months examining safety of the Metro-North Railroad following a fatal derailment in the Bronx.

The Federal Railroad Administration says it will take a close look at a long list of practices, including engineer oversight, medical requirements for crew members and compliance with federal regulations.

The National Transportation Safety Board determined that the train was traveling 82 mph when it went into a sharp curve in a 30 mph speed zone on Dec. 1, killing four people and injuring dozens of others.

The FRA assessment will last 60 days, beginning on Monday.

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