Monday, March 17, 2014
By Jim CameronSpecial to WestportNow
It was worse than we’d ever known. Metro-North was almost an accident waiting to happen.
That summarizes the Federal Railway Administration’s “Operation Deep Dive” report issued last week, following 60 days of probing into every aspect of the railroad’s operations.
All of this comes on the heels of collisions and derailments in the past year that have taken the lives of four commuters and two railroad workers.
The 28-page report confirms that what was wrong at Metro-North was not just old equipment but a failure of management with very misplaced priorities. “On-time performance” was what mattered most, even at the expense of safety.
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