NJ Transit takes 11 off rails…

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Friday, December 16, 2016

NEWARK, N.J. – Eleven New Jersey Transit train engineers or conductors have been temporarily removed from duty under a new program to assess fatigue-related conditions like obstructive sleep apnea, according to news reports. Under the program, launched in October, engineers and conductors who show indications of potential fatigue symptoms will be removed until they can document that they’ve controlled or corrected their conditions, according to reports. Previously, NJ Transit allowed engineers with sleep apnea to keep working as long as they were being treated. The program was launched after the crash of a train traveling from New York to Hoboken in September that killed one person and injured more than 100 others. The engineer of that train suffered from sleep apnea.