The Latest: NJ Transit still far from making safety deadline

The Latest: NJ Transit still far from making safety deadline
The Latest: NJ Transit still far from making safety deadline

The Latest on New Jersey Transit's progress toward meeting a Dec. 31 deadline for installing a federally mandated safety system (all times local):

9:35 p.m.

New Jersey Transit's latest report to federal regulators shows it's still far from reaching a Dec. 31 deadline to install federally mandated safety equipment.

NJ Transit's report for the first quarter of this year shows the positive train control emergency braking system was installed in 35 of 440 locomotives in its fleet. That's the same number reported at the end of last year.

Since the end of the first quarter, NJ Transit has installed positive train control in eight more locomotives to make a total of 43.

Seven more radio towers have been fully equipped since the period covered in the report, for a total of 44 out of 124.

The federal government required U.S. railroads to install the braking system after a deadly 2008 commuter rail crash in California. The original December 2015 deadline was extended three years.

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12:45 p.m.

New Jersey Transit is still far from reaching a Dec. 31 deadline to install a federally mandated safety system on its trains and tracks.

NJ Transit's report for the first quarter of 2018 shows the positive train control system has been installed in 35 of 440 locomotives in its fleet. That's the same number reported at the end of 2017.

The agency also reports 37 of 124 radio towers are fully equipped, two more than at the end of 2017.

The federal government required railroads to install the system after a 2008 commuter rail crash in California that killed 25 people. It extended the initial December 2015 deadline three years.

NJ Transit is the nation's third-largest transit system.

This article was written by cool news network.

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