Transit Safety in the News: MTA Orders Expanded Screening For Sleep Apnea

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced plans Monday to spend millions of dollars to screen employees for a health condition that can have deadly consequences.

The move comes three years after the deadly Spuyten Duyvil Metro-North crash — blamed in part on the engineer’s undiagnosed sleep apnea.

Now, the MTA is going farther than any transit agency in the country, ordering sleep apnea screenings for every commuter train and subway operator as well as every bus driver.

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