Commentary

Lesson Learned? Perhaps, But Too Late For Some

Written by William C. Keppen, Jr.

A recently issued arbitration decision directs New Jersey Transit (NJT) to re-employ Thomas Gallagher, the locomotive engineer who in 2016 ran an NJT commuter train into a bumping post and onto the platform at Hoboken Terminal. While the arbitrator found that the engineer “... bore some responsibility for the crash,” she also found that, “... NJ Transit had failed to follow its own procedures for screening engineers in his case.”

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