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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: File

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

The panel was set up before the the fatal derailment in the Bronx, N.Y., to investigate the commuter rail after a derailment on the New Haven Line in Connecticut 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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