WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) released the following statement on the release of the National Transportation Safety Board’s (NTSB) findings on their investigation into the fatal 2016 Hoboken rail crash that left one Hoboken mother dead and more than 100 injured:
“Today’s NTSB report underscores just how shortsighted and reckless the Trump Administration’s decision was to reverse the rule requiring sleep apnea testing and treatment. The safety of commuters in New Jersey and across our nation must remain a top priority. We simply cannot stand idly by and wait for the next tragic incident.
“It’s imperative that we take immediate steps to strengthen rail safety standards, and mandatory sleep apnea testing is a common sense safety measure that could prevent crashes and save lives. I’ve long pushed for reforms to protect operators and commuters from preventable tragedies, and this report is another reminder of how much work remains to be done.”