McKeon: Broken NJ Transit Train Data Recorder Inexcusable

Again Calls for Full Accounting of NJ Transit Safety & Operations Violations

(TRENTON) – Assembly Judiciary Chairman John McKeon (D-Essex/Morris) released the following statement Monday on continued concern about NJ Transit safety and operations:

“It’s very disturbing to learn that a data recorder pulled from the crashed NJ Transit train in Hoboken wasn’t working. This is inexcusable, and emblematic of the Christie administration, which for seven years has consistently failed commuters.
“We’ve seen fare hikes on working families combined with service cuts. We’ve seen NJ Transit used as place for patronage for unqualified appointees. We’ve seen concerns about public safety rise.
“I again call for federal and state railroad officials to give a full public accounting of safety and operations violations at NJ Transit, and detail who exactly is responsible for this mismanagement of public safety. This dearth of leadership at this valuable mass transit agency cannot continue.”