Schumer wants investigation of LIRR safety

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New York Senator Chuck Schumer wants the Federal Railroad Administration to take a hard look at the Long Island Railroad’s overall safety regime.

Schumer says the push for a formal examination follows last week’s federal report that showed Metro North put on-time performance ahead of rider and worker safety.  The report was prompted by December’s deadly Metro North train derailment in the Bronx.  Schumer says he wants to make sure similar problems don’t exist at the MTA’s other larger commuter railroad, the LIRR.

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