Booker Seeks Testing For Sleep Apnea After NJ Transit Crash
Booker seeks testing for sleep apnea after NJ Transit crash
WASHINGTON — Following reports that the engineer of New Jersey Transit train that crashed into Hoboken Terminal suffered from sleep apnea, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker and other New Jersey and New York lawmakers introduced legislation Thursday to require testing and treatment for operators of trains and trucks.
The bill would overturn a Trump administration decision to drop a proposed U.S. Department of Transportation rule requiring such testing.
“We simply cannot stand idly by and wait for the next tragic incident,” said Booker, D-N.J., the top Democrat on the Senate railroads subcommittee. “It’s imperative that we take immediate …