Federal regulators on Thursday launched a 60-day safety assessment of Metro-North Railroad following the December 1 derailment that killed four people and left 70 others injured, officials said.
Teams will review the commuter railroad's compliance with federal regulations, its procedures and practices and its safety culture, according to a statement by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Federal investigators have said the early morning train from Poughkeepsie was traveling nearly three times the 30-mile-per-hour speed limit when it left the tracks near the end of its run to New York's Grand Central Terminal. (AP
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