UPDATE: NJ Transit received a letter late Thursday afternoon from the Federal Railroad Administration which said the FRA “conditionally approved” the agency’s revised Positive Train Control implementation plan, said Nancy Snyder, an NJ Transit spokeswoman.
NJ Transit has been cited for violations by the Federal Railroad Administration for 15 violations found during an audit, including failing to have a plan in place to get a mandatory safety system running by Dec. 2018, and for two conductors accused of using personal cell phones on duty.
FRA spokesman Marc Willis confirmed that violation notices for those incidents were issued to NJ Transit and are being investigated, but declined to comment further.
NJ Transit faces at least 15 violations after a April 2017 FRA audit and a visit to the NJ Transit Rail Operations Center, and other locations. NJ Transit officials were told by the FRA that 15 violations would be issued, according to an internal memo.