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Panel Blasts Metro-North For Safety Concerns, Lack Of Maintenance

A Blue Ribbon Panel recently released a report calling for fundamental rebuilding within Metro-North.
A Blue Ribbon Panel recently released a report calling for fundamental rebuilding within Metro-North. Photo Credit: Andrea Graziano

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- A Blue Ribbon panel set up by the Metropolitan Transit Authority has released a report berating Metro-North for maintenance problems and the lack of a safety culture, according to amny.com.

The panel was set up prior to the the fatal derailment in the Bronx to investigate the commuter rail after a derailment on the New Haven line that injured dozens and an extended power outage, amny.com said.

The Panel also concluded that "fundamental rebuilding" within Metro-North needs to take place, amny.com reported.

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