Lawmakers open NJ Transit probe with hearing at terminal

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November 13, 2019 - 11:45 am
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HOBOKEN, N.J. (1010 WINS/AP) -- New Jersey lawmakers probing the state's transit agency are holding their first hearing at the site of one of its darkest hours.

The committee is to convene Wednesday evening at Hoboken Terminal.

A New Jersey Transit train crashed there in 2016, killing one person and injuring more than 100 others. It was blamed on an engineer's undiagnosed sleep apnea.

Rail commuters have been plagued by train delays, breakdowns and cancellations in recent years, though NJ Transit says cancellations are down in the first nine months of 2019 compared to 2018.

NJ Transit is required to release comprehensive data on delays and cancellations this month, per an executive order by Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy.
Democratic State Senate President Steve Sweeney announced the formation of the investigative committee last month.

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