Amtrak: NJ Transit trains could be banned from New York

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Amtrak could prevent New Jersey Transit trains from entering New York if NJ Transit doesn't finish installing positive train control.

Amtrak President and CEO Richard Anderson told a House subcommittee on Thursday Amtrak is worried passengers are being put at risk by delays in installing the technology that's designed to prevent crashes.

In a filing to federal regulators last month, NJ Transit reported that through September, the braking system had only been installed in 25 of 440 locomotives and on none of 11 track segments.


New Jersey Transportation Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti said last month that measures were being taken to meet the Dec. 31 deadline.

NJ Transit is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system with more than 200 million passenger trips annually on its trains, buses and light rail.