HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Records show New Jersey Transit has paid more than $500,000 to settle federal safety violations since 2011.
The data from the Federal Railroad Administration shows the violations ranged from employee drug and alcohol use to violations of railroad operating rules or practices.
The settlement payments include about $70,000 in fines New Jersey Transit received after federal inspectors found more than a dozen violations in 2014 and 2015. Statistics for the current year are not yet available.
A spokesman for the commuter rail didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
A U.S. official told The Associated Press the Federal Railroad Administration issued “dozens of violations” to New Jersey Transit during an audit in June. The official, who was familiar with the audit, spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the official wasn’t authorized to speak publicly about an ongoing investigation.
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